MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics58.2% 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 Drive44.3% 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.
High background CPU (22%). 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)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 19 '19 at 18:42
Run Duration165 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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 i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
73.6% Very good
SC Int 110
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 107
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 342
QC Float 368
QC Mixed 352
80% 354 Pts
MC Int 534
MC Float 572
MC Mixed 560
83% 555 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
58.2% Above average
Lighting 172
Reflection 162
Parallax 180
54% 171 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 169
Splatting 117
61% 142 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 120GB-$109
5GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXT07B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 32 23 25 26 23 25 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
44.3% Average
Read 326
Write 41.5
Mixed 65.7
SusWrite 25.6
25% 115 MB/s
4K Read 21.9
4K Write 36.6
4K Mixed 18.1
76% 25.5 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 31.1
DQ Mixed 40.9
58% 115 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 73%
FCCT256M4SSD1 256GB
196GB free
Firmware: 070H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 240 235 252 241 248 269 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
68.3% Good
Read 436
Write 247
Mixed 250
SusWrite 248
66% 295 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 86.8
4K Mixed 14
93% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 23.5
67% 141 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 72%
Adata SU655 480GB
21GB free
Firmware: Q0831C0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 458
Write 418
Mixed 376
93% 417 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 91.8
4K Mixed 19.2
108% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 129
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 0.6
67% 154 MB/s
Poor: 40% Great: 109%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
137GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 73 75 72 71 81 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
63.2% Good
Read 144
Write 151
Mixed 67.3
SusWrite 75.8
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CML8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CML8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
57.4% Above average
MC Read 20.2
MC Write 21.2
MC Mixed 18.1
57% 19.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 19.5
SC Mixed 16.6
48% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 62.7
64% 62.7 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 64%
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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 18,102 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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