MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics55.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory9.2 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 18 '18 at 21:52
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$101
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
76.8% Very good
1-Core 116
2-Core 230
81% 173 Pts
4-Core 432
8-Core 445
60% 438 Pts
64-Core 453
30% 453 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 416.94
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
55.2% Above average
Lighting 210
Reflection 184
Parallax 202
55% 198 fps
MRender 158
Gravity 198
Splatting 137
56% 164 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Plextor M6S 128GB-$97
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.08
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 477
Write 324
Mixed 273
79% 358 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 88.4
4K Mixed 39.7
154% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 206
190% 294 MB/s
Poor: 62% Great: 102%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
249GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 157 159 159 159 159 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
Read 165
Write 132
Mixed 86
SusWrite 159
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
286GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 106 107 106 108 107 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
81.9% Excellent
Read 178
Write 122
Mixed 85
SusWrite 107
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 12GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
52.2% Above average
MC Read 17.6
MC Write 19
MC Mixed 16.3
50% 17.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 19.1
SC Mixed 16.6
48% 16.7 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 52%
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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 22,781 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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