MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
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. 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 65.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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)
Memory4.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
DisplayЦвета: 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateSep 15 '19 at 10:00
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User UKR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4590-$170
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
65.8% Good
1-Core 101
2-Core 199
71% 150 Pts
4-Core 367
8-Core 355
50% 361 Pts
64-Core 319
21% 319 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 65.8%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$37
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 141 147 150 140 144 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Read 165
Write 166
Mixed 67
SusWrite 137
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
145% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
29.7% Poor
MC Read 10.2
MC Write 10.5
MC Mixed 8.5
28% 9.73 GB/s
SC Read 8.3
SC Write 9.6
SC Mixed 9
26% 8.97 GB/s
Latency 85.8
47% 85.8 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 29.7%
Great: 71%
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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 22,727 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $802
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