MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics38.6% 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 Drive95.9% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). 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)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime4 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 01:26
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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 i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
75.1% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 103
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 332
QC Float 362
QC Mixed 372
80% 355 Pts
MC Int 540
MC Float 584
MC Mixed 561
84% 562 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
38.6% Below average
Lighting 118
Reflection 81.9
Parallax 121
37% 107 fps
MRender 80.7
Gravity 114
Splatting 83.2
40% 92.5 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 38.6%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 407
Mixed 412
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 94
4K Mixed 27.1
150% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 44.9
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 86.3
86% 130 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 125%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$65
751GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 160
Mixed 148
121% 161 MB/s
4K Read 1.33
4K Write 2.73
4K Mixed 0.37
147% 1.48 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1866 CL10 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
27.8% Poor
MC Read 9.5
MC Write 9.7
MC Mixed 7.8
26% 9 GB/s
SC Read 6.9
SC Write 8.1
SC Mixed 6.3
20% 7.1 GB/s
Latency 73
55% 73 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 27.8%
Great: 69%
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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 13,390 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
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: $963
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