MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 46.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics34.7% 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 Drive111% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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 (68%). 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)
Memory29.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 15 '19 at 19:02
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 68%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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 (3rd percentile)
46.1% Average
1-Core 67.2
2-Core 114
44% 90.6 Pts
4-Core 276
8-Core 345
41% 310 Pts
64-Core 402
27% 402 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 46.1%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$228
CLim: 990 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.5.2
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
34.7% Below average
Lighting 132
Reflection 133
Parallax 172
36% 146 fps
MRender 103
Gravity 124
Splatting 83.6
33% 104 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 34.7%
Great: 37%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$330
123GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 436 292 158 151 146 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 487
Write 425
Mixed 398
SusWrite 272
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 59.5
188% 67.5 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 357
268% 358 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 111%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-12800CL10-8GBXL 0420 F3-12800CL10-8GBXL 0821 16G-D3-1600-MR 0821 16G-D3-1600-MR 32GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
48.1% Average
MC Read 17.2
MC Write 16.8
MC Mixed 15.6
47% 16.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 16.7
SC Mixed 12.6
40% 14.2 GB/s
Latency 72.4
55% 72.4 ns
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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 21,351 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $962
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HDDRAMUSB
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