MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (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. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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. 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 76%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics112% 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 Drive157% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (66%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory18.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime4.6 Days
Run DateNov 11 '19 at 03:29
Run Duration372 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 66%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
76% Very good
1-Core 130
2-Core 234
87% 182 Pts
4-Core 382
8-Core 454
56% 418 Pts
64-Core 553
37% 553 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 76%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$650
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Lighting 406
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
107% 231 fps
MRender 356
Gravity 392
Splatting 227
113% 325 fps
Poor: 105%
This bench: 112%
Great: 133%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$140
306GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 786 529 582 522 505 570 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
157% Outstanding
Read 1,739
Write 1,407
Mixed 656
SusWrite 582
244% 1,096 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 71.2
4K Mixed 33.7
135% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 232
178% 243 MB/s
Poor: 152%
This bench: 157%
Great: 258%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$110
411GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 372 344 417 382 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 489
Write 454
Mixed 434
SusWrite 383
99% 440 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 62.1
4K Mixed 46
154% 49.7 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 355
257% 335 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 105%
Great: 134%
WD Black 4TB (2016)-$174
3TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.1 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
49.7% Average
Read 166
Write 166
Mixed 70
SusWrite 5.5
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 0.6
212% 2.37 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 49.7%
Great: 113%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$43
916GB free
Firmware: MS2O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 173 191 171 167 193 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 200
Write 192
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 180
110% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
132% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 109%
Great: 107%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0.2 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
29.9% Poor
Read 104
Write 110
Mixed 38.7
SusWrite 0.2
46% 63.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 1
162% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 29.9%
Great: 83%
Seagate Backup+ Hub BK 8TB
5.5TB free
Firmware: D781
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 159 175 160 155 176 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
84.3% Excellent
Read 126
Write 142
Mixed 109
SusWrite 166
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 3.3
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.7
304% 2.93 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 84.3%
Great: 94%
hp v100w 8GB
4GB free, PID 3207
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.7 5.7 6.1 5.7 5.5 6.3 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
4.76% Terrible
Read 18.5
Write 0.5
Mixed 1
SusWrite 5.3
6% 6.32 MB/s
4K Read 2.6
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.3
23% 1 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.76%
Great: 8%
WD My Book 25EE 4TB
1.5TB free, PID 25ee
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 145 145 135 145 144 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
59.3% Above average
Read 144
Write 135
Mixed 95.2
SusWrite 143
174% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
116% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
59.3% Above average
MC Read 20.3
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 18.4
58% 20.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 22.4
SC Mixed 19.4
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 63.3
63% 63.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 72%
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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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