MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 96.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics87.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive91% 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)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateJun 07 '18 at 18:29
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 4.4 GHz, turbo 5.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
96.7% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 131
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 504
QC Float 500
QC Mixed 505
114% 503 Pts
MC Int 504
MC Float 508
MC Mixed 507
76% 506 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 96.7%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1625 MHz, MLim: 1982 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
Lighting 286
Reflection 247
Parallax 269
86% 267 fps
MRender 185
Gravity 253
Splatting 172
88% 203 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$94
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
91% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 363
Mixed 397
94% 425 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 95.8
4K Mixed 26.1
154% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 45.6
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 25.6
34% 58.4 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 91%
Great: 115%
Hitachi HUS724030ALE641 3TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: MJ8OA5F0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
84.5% Excellent
Read 142
Write 153
Mixed 147
111% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.24
101% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 91%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
227GB free
Firmware: CC49 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
Read 147
Write 158
Mixed 116
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.27
82% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378B5273DH0-CK0 Kingston KHX1866C10D3/4G M378B5273DH0-CK0 Kingston KHX1866C10D3/4G 16GB
1600, 1333, 1600, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
60.7% Good
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 17.8
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 22.8
SC Mixed 20.2
57% 19.8 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 62%
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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 12,247 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $799
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