MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 71.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics103% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive97.4% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (27%). 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)
Memory8.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime5.4 Days
Run DateOct 15 '19 at 17:16
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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 (17th percentile)
71.6% Very good
1-Core 114
2-Core 216
78% 165 Pts
4-Core 376
8-Core 570
61% 473 Pts
64-Core 558
38% 558 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$630
MSI(1462 3722) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 414
Reflection 360
Parallax 447
109% 407 fps
MRender 320
Gravity 362
Splatting 214
104% 299 fps
Poor: 86%
This bench: 103%
Great: 133%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$150
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 277 125 101 100 96 96 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
Read 431
Write 404
Mixed 323
SusWrite 132
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 52.5
181% 65.5 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 346
261% 351 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 116%
Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB-$205
1.5TB free
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 523 572 576 571 589 590 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
155% Outstanding
Read 617
Write 556
Mixed 502
SusWrite 570
126% 561 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 64.9
214% 74.8 MB/s
DQ Read 770
DQ Write 511
DQ Mixed 320
325% 534 MB/s
Poor: 171%
This bench: 155%
Great: 290%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$69
197GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 119 120 117 120 120 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
68.7% Good
Read 120
Write 116
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 119
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.2
224% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 68.7%
Great: 106%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$69
578GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 165 162 163 163 163 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
97% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 152
Mixed 93.2
SusWrite 163
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
233% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 97%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2133 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (37th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
53.4% Above average
MC Read 19.4
MC Write 19.5
MC Mixed 16
52% 18.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 18.6
SC Mixed 16.6
47% 16.4 GB/s
Latency 69.2
58% 69.2 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 79%
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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
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $984
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