MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (10th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 90 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 55%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics46.4% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive45.7% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 days ago, 1 day ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory2.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140408
Uptime8.7 Days
Run DateDec 06 '18 at 17:13
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing way below expectations (10th 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
55% Above average
SC Int 85.8
SC Float 81.3
SC Mixed 85.3
67% 84.1 Pts
QC Int 236
QC Float 273
QC Mixed 255
58% 255 Pts
MC Int 327
MC Float 339
MC Mixed 407
54% 357 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 55%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
MSI(1462 2827) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1241 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
46.4% Average
Lighting 127
Reflection 96.8
Parallax 162
43% 128 fps
MRender 111
Gravity 142
Splatting 81.4
49% 111 fps
Poor: 42%
This bench: 46.4%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Apotop S3C 128GB
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N0530A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 99 78 83 82 76 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
45.7% Average
Read 382
Write 143
Mixed 164
SusWrite 87.6
43% 194 MB/s
4K Read 13.5
4K Write 35
4K Mixed 13.5
56% 20.7 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 144
DQ Mixed 148
120% 170 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 45.7%
Great: 83%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$62
2TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 157 168 167 176 167 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
61.7% Good
Read 54.5
Write 124
Mixed 61.8
SusWrite 161
73% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.3
59% 0.43 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR3 1866 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
33.3% Below average
MC Read 11.1
MC Write 11.9
MC Mixed 11.5
33% 11.5 GB/s
SC Read 9.3
SC Write 9.9
SC Mixed 9.1
27% 9.43 GB/s
Latency 103
39% 103 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 33.3%
Great: 66%
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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 13,834 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: 90% - Excellent Total price: $792
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