MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
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. 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 73%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics31.5% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive77.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory3.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141106
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateJul 12 '19 at 19:22
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
73% Very good
Memory 81.3
1-Core 105
2-Core 208
76% 131 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 345
50% 363 Pts
64-Core 381
26% 381 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 73%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 431.36
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
31.5% Below average
Lighting 132
Reflection 108
Parallax 121
34% 120 fps
MRender 76.2
Gravity 116
Splatting 78.1
32% 90.3 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 31.5%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LE 240GB-$85
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFC12.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 99 90 147 56 128 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
77.7% Very good
Read 437
Write 402
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 112
57% 258 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 86.6
4K Mixed 37.9
140% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 161
139% 210 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 96%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
270GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 111 110 110 114 110 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
77.4% Very good
Read 158
Write 156
Mixed 101
SusWrite 111
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.3
243% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2133 C11 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 2133 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (41st percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
56% Above average
MC Read 20.4
MC Write 20.5
MC Mixed 17.6
56% 19.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 19.6
SC Mixed 18
49% 17.2 GB/s
Latency 78.2
51% 78.2 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 56%
Great: 78%

 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 5,410 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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