MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
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 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 62.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics60.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (19%). 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)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateAug 18 '19 at 23:23
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 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 i5-4690-$223
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
62.9% Good
1-Core 98.1
2-Core 195
69% 147 Pts
4-Core 394
8-Core 404
54% 399 Pts
64-Core 404
27% 404 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 70%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$480
EVGA(3842 4991) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
60.4% Good
Lighting 238
Reflection 236
Parallax 236
61% 237 fps
MRender 173
Gravity 219
Splatting 162
59% 185 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB-$79
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 444
Write 408
Mixed 221
79% 358 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 99.4
4K Mixed 38.5
145% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 153
162% 270 MB/s
Poor: 65% Great: 112%
WD Blue 3D 500GB-$63
108GB free
Firmware: X61130WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 268 361 403 397 402 407 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 476
Write 400
Mixed 365
SusWrite 373
91% 403 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 42.6
158% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 284
233% 333 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 106%
Great: 119%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 191 193 193 192 194 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 151
Mixed 84.3
SusWrite 191
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 109%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (42nd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
49.6% Average
MC Read 16.6
MC Write 18.1
MC Mixed 15.7
48% 16.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 17.9
SC Mixed 15.7
45% 15.7 GB/s
Latency 70.7
57% 70.7 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 49.6%
Great: 72%
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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 20,912 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $977
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