MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 62.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics45.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 (29th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
62.7% Good
1-Core 107
2-Core 211
75% 159 Pts
4-Core 352
8-Core 490
55% 421 Pts
64-Core 560
38% 560 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 62.7%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
45.1% Average
Lighting 172
Reflection 162
Parallax 180
45% 171 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 169
Splatting 117
46% 142 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 45.1%
Great: 55%
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 (5th 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: 45%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 74%
FCCT256M4SSD1 256GB
196GB free
Firmware: 070H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 240 235 252 241 248 269 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th 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: 39% Great: 106%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$37
137GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 73 75 72 71 81 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th 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: 54%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 110%
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 (52nd 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: 46%
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.

Typical Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 21,464 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $980
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