MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 66.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics53.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
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.
Very high background CPU (100%). 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)
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 26 '19 at 21:52
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
66.3% Good
1-Core 103
2-Core 224
76% 163 Pts
4-Core 345
8-Core 616
60% 481 Pts
64-Core 617
41% 617 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$181
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
53.8% Above average
Lighting 205
Reflection 177
Parallax 190
54% 190 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 195
Splatting 154
54% 165 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 495
Write 464
Mixed 395
101% 452 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 58.4
198% 70.2 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 338
257% 346 MB/s
Poor: 77% Great: 125%
Toshiba MK5076GSX 500GB-$54
97GB free
Firmware: GS001A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 62 63 61 61 61 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
35.8% Below average
Read 63.2
Write 61.7
Mixed 18.8
SusWrite 61.3
37% 51.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
102% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 35.8%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
27.8% Poor
MC Read 8.9
MC Write 9.3
MC Mixed 7.8
25% 8.67 GB/s
SC Read 7.5
SC Write 9.1
SC Mixed 8
23% 8.2 GB/s
Latency 68.5
58% 68.5 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 27.8%
Great: 83%
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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 24,113 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $861
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