MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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. 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 67.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics50.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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)
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 (47th 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-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 5.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
67.7% Good
1-Core 126
2-Core 245
88% 186 Pts
4-Core 416
8-Core 422
57% 419 Pts
64-Core 441
30% 441 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 81%
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 way below expectations (3rd percentile)
50.1% Above average
Lighting 231
Reflection 212
Parallax 251
60% 231 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 92.2
Splatting 147
37% 127 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$195
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 316 260 235 226 222 211 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th 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: 72%
This bench: 103%
Great: 128%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$53
260GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 117 115 117 115 115 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th 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: 58%
This bench: 90.3%
Great: 115%
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 above expectations (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: 11%
This bench: 28.2%
Great: 41%
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 (74th 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: 70%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 20,227 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 50%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 51%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $993
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