MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 65.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics5.28% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
5 months ago, 5 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory7.6 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateNov 07 '17 at 17:34
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (40th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
65.6% Good
SC Int 88
SC Float 89.2
SC Mixed 89.3
71% 88.8 Pts
QC Int 340
QC Float 345
QC Mixed 342
78% 342 Pts
MC Int 344
MC Float 348
MC Mixed 346
52% 346 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7917) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
5.28% Terrible
Lighting 12.9
Reflection 18.6
Parallax 23.2
5% 18.2 fps
MRender 14.3
Gravity 7.7
Splatting 19.3
5% 13.8 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.28%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$80
102GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 69% Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$55
453GB free
Firmware: CC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
95.8% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 152
Mixed 156
123% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.28
88% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 95.8%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451U6AFR8C-PB HMT41GU6MFR8C-PB 12GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 8192 MB
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
32.6% Below average
MC Read 10.9
MC Write 11.2
MC Mixed 9
30% 10.4 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 10.9
SC Mixed 9.4
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 68
59% 68 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 32.6%
Great: 56%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 11,578 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $986
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