MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 87.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics59.5% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
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 (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 04 '19 at 23:43
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 33%
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 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
87.8% Excellent
Memory 94.8
1-Core 117
2-Core 233
86% 148 Pts
4-Core 467
8-Core 467
64% 467 Pts
64-Core 439
30% 439 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 87.8%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$267
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
59.5% Above average
Lighting 232
Reflection 203
Parallax 243
61% 226 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 220
Splatting 174
60% 181 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 520 Series 120GB-$179
6GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 452
Write 161
Mixed 208
60% 274 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 45.4
175% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 146
DQ Mixed 172
131% 179 MB/s
Poor: 55% Great: 88%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$76
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 105 113 113 110 114 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
66% Good
Read 122
Write 124
Mixed 77.7
SusWrite 108
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 66%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
62.5% Good
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 22.8
MC Mixed 19.9
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 21.8
SC Mixed 18.8
52% 18.1 GB/s
Latency 57.7
69% 57.7 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 62%

 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 6,600 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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