MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics60.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive103% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory8.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime6.1 Days
Run DateJul 16 '19 at 20:52
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$190
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 5.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
Memory 92.2
1-Core 126
2-Core 245
89% 154 Pts
4-Core 416
8-Core 422
57% 419 Pts
64-Core 441
30% 441 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Asus(1043 8518) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 431.36
Performing below potential (38th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
60.9% Good
Lighting 76.9
Reflection 81.4
Parallax 78.4
64% 78.9 fps
MRender 67.9
Gravity 30.7
Splatting 64.1
39% 54.2 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$232
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 316 260 235 226 222 211 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 463
Mixed 345
SusWrite 245
87% 389 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 45.4
166% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 353
269% 363 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 103%
Great: 122%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$50
260GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 117 115 117 115 115 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
90.3% Outstanding
Read 199
Write 150
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 116
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 90.3%
Great: 114%
StoreJet Transcend 500GB
197GB free, PID 5106
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 66 66 66 66 66 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
28.2% Poor
Read 61.7
Write 46
Mixed 45
SusWrite 65.2
73% 54.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
80% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 28.2%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
60.7% Good
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 22.2
MC Mixed 19
59% 20.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 21.9
SC Mixed 19.4
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 63.6
63% 63.6 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 71%

 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 8,274 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $758
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