MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 61.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics51.4% 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.
High background CPU (30%). 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)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateNov 04 '19 at 18:04
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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-$101
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
61.1% Good
1-Core 97.2
2-Core 194
68% 146 Pts
4-Core 328
8-Core 307
44% 318 Pts
64-Core 348
23% 348 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 416.94
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
51.4% Above average
Lighting 194
Reflection 177
Parallax 193
51% 188 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 184
Splatting 123
52% 152 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$55
8GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 431
Write 425
Mixed 333
88% 396 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 52.9
177% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 353
268% 360 MB/s
Poor: 76% Great: 125%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 176 176 176 175 175 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 191
Write 118
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 175
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 105%
Great: 114%
Seagate Ultra Slim PL 1TB
810GB free
Firmware: 0108
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 41 41 41 41 41 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
19% Very poor
Read 25.5
Write 37.5
Mixed 34.5
SusWrite 39.6
26% 34.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.7
183% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 19%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-17000CL9-4GBXM 0420 F3-12800CL8-4GBXM 0420 F3-17000CL9-4GBXM 0420 F3-12800CL8-4GBXM 16GB
2133, 1600, 2133, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
54.9% Above average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 21.2
MC Mixed 16.6
55% 19.2 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 15.9
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 67.8
59% 67.8 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 58%
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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 22,787 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)

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