MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics71.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive95.9% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateNov 08 '17 at 21:25
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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-$235
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 137
108% 136 Pts
QC Int 536
QC Float 530
QC Mixed 527
120% 531 Pts
MC Int 527
MC Float 515
MC Mixed 539
79% 527 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 101%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$250
Nvidia(10DE 13C2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1654 MHz, MLim: 2025 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.0
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
71.8% Very good
Lighting 216
Reflection 203
Parallax 221
67% 213 fps
MRender 174
Gravity 205
Splatting 143
75% 174 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 73%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
100GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 410
Mixed 417
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 27.9
160% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 48.4
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 85.5
63% 81 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 118%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
72.3% Very good
MC Read 25.1
MC Write 26.5
MC Mixed 22.8
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 25.1
SC Mixed 23.2
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 52.5
76% 52.5 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 63%
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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 7,948 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $969
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