MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 67.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics34.3% 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 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.
Very high background CPU (48%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory3.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 04:57
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 48%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd 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 way below expectations (11th percentile)
67.2% Good
SC Int 90.4
SC Float 92.3
SC Mixed 91.1
73% 91.3 Pts
QC Int 351
QC Float 350
QC Mixed 344
79% 349 Pts
MC Int 413
MC Float 403
MC Mixed 414
62% 410 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
34.3% Below average
Lighting 118
Reflection 72
Parallax 136
38% 109 fps
MRender 64.6
Gravity 79
Splatting 79.1
31% 74.2 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 34.3%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD10EADX-00TDHB0 1TB
879GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 77.04D77
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 75 55 41 59 53 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
45.5% Average
Read 99
Write 100
Mixed 66.7
SusWrite 59.5
60% 81.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 58%
Generic Flash Disk 16GB
13GB free, PID 6387
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Read 18.5
Mixed 4.3
10% 11.4 MB/s
4K Read 3.6
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
13% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 3% Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (31st percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
44.5% Average
MC Read 16.6
MC Write 17
MC Mixed 15
46% 16.2 GB/s
SC Read 8.9
SC Write 10.7
SC Mixed 9.7
28% 9.77 GB/s
Latency 89.1
45% 89.1 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 63%
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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 13,921 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $975
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