MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 71.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics53.6% 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)
Boot Drive105% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime1 Days
Run DateOct 30 '19 at 17:43
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4670K-$300
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
71.9% Very good
1-Core 106
2-Core 213
75% 160 Pts
4-Core 411
8-Core 410
56% 410 Pts
64-Core 408
27% 408 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
Sapphire(174B E282) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1410 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.10.1
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
53.6% Above average
Lighting 226
Reflection 166
Parallax 276
60% 223 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 197
Splatting 184
54% 171 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 54%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$150
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 333 141 143 141 143 142 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 454
Write 426
Mixed 348
SusWrite 174
78% 350 MB/s
4K Read 40.6
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 56
192% 68.9 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 356
269% 361 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 105%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$80
2TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 190 191 188 192 191 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 168
Write 132
Mixed 75.3
SusWrite 190
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 103%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2400 C11 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (63rd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
57.1% Above average
MC Read 20.7
MC Write 20.9
MC Mixed 17.6
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 19.2
SC Mixed 16.9
49% 17 GB/s
Latency 66.8
60% 66.8 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 83%
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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 22,720 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $802
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HDDRAMUSB
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