MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 22%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (13th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 87 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 extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 16.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics36% 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 Drive57.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (47%). 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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140408
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 11 '19 at 17:14
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 47%

 PC Performing way below expectations (13th 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, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
16.9% Very poor
SC Int 23.5
SC Float 23.8
SC Mixed 23.3
19% 23.5 Pts
QC Int 88.9
QC Float 91.7
QC Mixed 87.8
20% 89.5 Pts
MC Int 89.7
MC Float 91.7
MC Mixed 87.9
14% 89.8 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 16.9%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
MSI(1462 2847) 2GB
CLim: 1241 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
36% Below average
Lighting 94
Reflection 73.3
Parallax 115
31% 94.2 fps
MRender 83.8
Gravity 114
Splatting 74.4
39% 90.6 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 36%
Great: 40%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$92
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 168 154 153 152 153 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
57.3% Above average
Read 428
Write 413
Mixed 360
SusWrite 173
77% 344 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 27.8
4K Mixed 24.1
78% 24.5 MB/s
DQ Read 73.2
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 23.9
44% 84.1 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 126%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
45% Average
MC Read 17.4
MC Write 16.8
MC Mixed 19.2
51% 17.8 GB/s
SC Read 5.9
SC Write 4.8
SC Mixed 7.7
18% 6.13 GB/s
Latency 152
26% 152 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 45%
Great: 65%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 18,128 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: $991
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