MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics53.5% 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)
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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
DisplayЦвета: 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 09 '19 at 20:31
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (44th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
82.7% Excellent
Memory 91.2
1-Core 113
2-Core 228
84% 144 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 538
62% 473 Pts
64-Core 653
44% 653 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 436.2
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
53.5% Above average
Lighting 198
Reflection 182
Parallax 219
52% 200 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 192
Splatting 130
54% 158 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53.5%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$90
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 541ABBF0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 57.5
Write 72.3
Mixed 60
14% 63.3 MB/s
4K Read 2.7
4K Write 49.1
4K Mixed 5.9
38% 19.2 MB/s
DQ Read 55.2
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 97.3
69% 86.2 MB/s
Poor: 38% Great: 82%
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB-$335
2TB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 664
Write 545
Mixed 603
135% 604 MB/s
4K Read 54.9
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 72
230% 76.9 MB/s
DQ Read 780
DQ Write 627
DQ Mixed 861
602% 756 MB/s
Poor: 229% Great: 390%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1608DT2TXOB 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
31.9% Below average
MC Read 10.5
MC Write 10.8
MC Mixed 9.2
29% 10.2 GB/s
SC Read 6.4
SC Write 11.1
SC Mixed 10.3
26% 9.27 GB/s
Latency 65.5
61% 65.5 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 31.9%
Great: 73%
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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 28,638 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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