MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics91.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive106% 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 (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 17:56
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
85.2% Excellent
Memory 92.8
1-Core 118
2-Core 236
86% 149 Pts
4-Core 451
8-Core 441
61% 446 Pts
64-Core 455
30% 455 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$320
CLim: 2250 MHz, MLim: 3530 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
91.7% Outstanding
Lighting 396
Reflection 315
Parallax 405
104% 372 fps
MRender 293
Gravity 316
Splatting 206
92% 272 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 91.7%
Great: 92%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$78
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 354 263 263 260 135 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 471
Mixed 353
SusWrite 280
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 48.8
173% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 252
214% 313 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 106%
Great: 106%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$71
465GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 93 92 95 93 95 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
52.7% Above average
Read 89.7
Write 90
Mixed 50.3
SusWrite 93.5
59% 80.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 52.7%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
59.5% Above average
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 22.2
MC Mixed 17.8
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 21.2
SC Mixed 18.7
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 64%

 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 5,510 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)

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