MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 56.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Boot Drive62.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (60%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory16.8 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 12 '19 at 15:53
Run Duration180 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 60%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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-$243
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
56.1% Above average
SC Int 94.6
SC Float 72.5
SC Mixed 90.9
69% 86 Pts
QC Int 258
QC Float 263
QC Mixed 264
59% 262 Pts
MC Int 322
MC Float 312
MC Mixed 318
48% 318 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$208
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 425.31
Relative performance n/a - GPU benchmark error
Poor: 60% Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$195
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 230 226 208 201 195 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
62.3% Good
Read 396
Write 244
Mixed 220
SusWrite 210
60% 268 MB/s
4K Read 16.8
4K Write 55.4
4K Mixed 19.6
80% 30.6 MB/s
DQ Read 192
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 144
127% 189 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 99%
Adata XPG SX900 128GB-$103
42GB free
Firmware: 5.6.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 123 142 141 145 137 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
60.7% Good
Read 336
Write 138
Mixed 172
SusWrite 135
43% 195 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 57.3
4K Mixed 29.3
104% 36.7 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 139
DQ Mixed 146
112% 153 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
35GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 151 155 150 156 154 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
97% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 122
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 152
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 97%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
462GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 103 107 105 106 107 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
64.2% Good
Read 120
Write 101
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 104
73% 99.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$44
131GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 170 188 183 191 185 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 174
Write 174
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 182
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 102%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-14900CL8-4GBXM Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G 0420 F3-14900CL8-4GBXM Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G 24GB
1867, 1600, 1867, 1600 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096, 8192 MB
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
49.9% Average
MC Read 18.4
MC Write 19.4
MC Mixed 14.5
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 16.7
SC Mixed 15.5
41% 14.2 GB/s
Latency 78.1
51% 78.1 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 49.9%
Great: 60%
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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 18,235 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $969
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