MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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 75.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics28.1% 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 Drive76.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory2.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime39.2 Days
Run DateOct 12 '19 at 11:41
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th 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 below expectations (31st percentile)
75.8% Very good
1-Core 116
2-Core 217
79% 166 Pts
4-Core 415
8-Core 626
67% 521 Pts
64-Core 619
42% 619 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$121
CLim: 1569 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 417.1
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
28.1% Poor
Lighting 116
Reflection 92.5
Parallax 103
30% 104 fps
MRender 77.5
Gravity 101
Splatting 79.2
28% 85.9 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 28.1%
Great: 29%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$85
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 257 152 123 106 96 52 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
76.5% Very good
Read 440
Write 410
Mixed 211
SusWrite 131
66% 298 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 67.7
4K Mixed 33.2
122% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 224
188% 275 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 107%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$65
32GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 84 82 84 95 102 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
55.6% Above average
Read 104
Write 103
Mixed 70.7
SusWrite 88.6
68% 91.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 55.6%
Great: 109%
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$30
5GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 77 77 78 64 68 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
39.5% Below average
Read 65.3
Write 58.5
Mixed 45
SusWrite 72
44% 60.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 39.5%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
31.8% Below average
MC Read 10.9
MC Write 10.9
MC Mixed 9.1
29% 10.3 GB/s
SC Read 6.2
SC Write 10.1
SC Mixed 8.1
23% 8.13 GB/s
Latency 63.9
63% 63.9 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 31.8%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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