MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics35.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 3 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 11 '17 at 10:58
Run Duration209 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (47th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
77.5% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 406
QC Float 363
QC Mixed 407
89% 392 Pts
MC Int 400
MC Float 384
MC Mixed 402
59% 395 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Nvidia(10DE 1138) 2GB
CLim: 1468 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 364.72
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
35.6% Below average
Lighting 134
Reflection 114
Parallax 125
40% 124 fps
MRender 82.5
Gravity 118
Splatting 0.2
32% 66.9 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 35.6%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
29GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 208
Write 173
Mixed 128
126% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.18
99% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 109%
Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$23
2GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
40.8% Average
Read 75.2
Write 67.2
Mixed 43.2
46% 61.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.28
4K Write 0.82
4K Mixed 0.49
82% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 40.8%
Great: 76%
WD WD800JD-75MSA3 80GB-$20
2GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10.01E04 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
16.7% Very poor
Read 31.4
Write 27
Mixed 16.6
18% 25 MB/s
4K Read 0.02
4K Write 0.03
4K Mixed 0.02
4% 0.03 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 16.7%
Great: 33%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
59.9% Above average
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 18.3
59% 20.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 19.2
SC Mixed 18.2
50% 17.6 GB/s
Latency 61.6
65% 61.6 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 59.9%
Great: 59%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $925
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