MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 79.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics56.9% 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)
Boot Drive71.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory7 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime3.5 Days
Run DateNov 09 '19 at 05:46
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 12%
Watch Gameplay: 580 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
79.2% Very good
Memory 88.1
1-Core 115
2-Core 227
83% 143 Pts
4-Core 379
8-Core 604
63% 491 Pts
64-Core 606
41% 606 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$185
CLim: 1350 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.9.2
Performing below potential (73rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
56.9% Above average
Lighting 71.3
Reflection 71.1
Parallax 89.4
59% 77.3 fps
MRender 70.7
Gravity 72.4
Splatting 55
42% 66.1 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 120GB-$63
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 45 65 75 92 68 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
71.4% Very good
Read 441
Write 426
Mixed 286
SusWrite 82
69% 309 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 92.7
4K Mixed 39.9
147% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 34.2
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 43.6
43% 66.2 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 91%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$27
44GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 109 110 110 109 108 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
87.8% Excellent
Read 197
Write 162
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 109
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 87.8%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-14900CL9-4GBXL 0118 64D0JKHHJ 12GB
1867, 1600 MHz
4096, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
30.2% Below average
MC Read 10.3
MC Write 10.5
MC Mixed 8.3
28% 9.7 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 7.8
24% 8.43 GB/s
Latency 69.4
58% 69.4 ns

 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 8,136 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $748
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