MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (97th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 3 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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 92.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics57% 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 Drive111% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateAug 04 '19 at 12:10
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4670K-$180
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 5.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
Memory 97.4
1-Core 130
2-Core 247
92% 158 Pts
4-Core 502
8-Core 512
69% 507 Pts
64-Core 502
34% 502 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
CLim: 1125 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.7.3
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
57% Above average
Lighting 238
Reflection 173
Parallax 307
62% 239 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 210
Splatting 194
57% 182 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 57%
Great: 53%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingdian S280 120GB
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Q0720A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 303 149 151 151 150 147 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 444
Mixed 426
SusWrite 175
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 60.5
206% 71.4 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 133
161% 283 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 111%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 2.5" 640GB (2010)-$60
361GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 76 74 73 73 72 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
44.5% Average
Read 80.6
Write 81.3
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 74.4
50% 68 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
128% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 48%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378B5773DH0-CH9 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
82.9% Excellent
MC Read 29.7
MC Write 30.4
MC Mixed 26.9
83% 29 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 26.5
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 48.5
82% 48.5 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 52%

 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 7,179 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $788
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