MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (90th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 10 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 97.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics5.91% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive108% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140627
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 10 '19 at 17:09
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User ISR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing way above expectations (90th 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 4.5 GHz, turbo 5.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
97.3% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 529
QC Float 509
QC Mixed 509
117% 516 Pts
MC Int 526
MC Float 525
MC Mixed 511
78% 521 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 97.3%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7917) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
5.91% Terrible
Lighting 12.9
Reflection 19.5
Parallax 23.6
5% 18.7 fps
MRender 21.7
Gravity 7.7
Splatting 19.7
6% 16.4 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.91%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 512GB-$200
458GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 416 455 466 466 461 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 436
Write 457
Mixed 322
SusWrite 447
94% 415 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 45.4
170% 66.5 MB/s
DQ Read 147
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 181
156% 224 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 108%
Great: 105%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$78
422GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 468 477 493 418 285 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 489
Mixed 440
SusWrite 434
105% 467 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 48
183% 71.7 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 361
272% 364 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 119%
Great: 128%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
66.4% Good
MC Read 24.4
MC Write 24.2
MC Mixed 20.4
66% 23 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 19.2
54% 18.9 GB/s
Latency 54
74% 54 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 72%
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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 18,871 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,003
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