MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 67.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics59.5% 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 Drive96.4% 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 (24%). 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)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140408
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateNov 17 '19 at 19:38
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing as expected (56th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4770K-$293
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
67.7% Good
1-Core 101
2-Core 214
73% 158 Pts
4-Core 369
8-Core 536
58% 453 Pts
64-Core 514
34% 514 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$280
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
59.5% Above average
Lighting 231
Reflection 202
Parallax 217
61% 216 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 220
Splatting 169
60% 179 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 225 37 38 38 36 39 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
Read 491
Write 480
Mixed 369
SusWrite 68.9
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 51
183% 64.6 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 230
209% 318 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 117%
Corsair Force 3 60GB
56GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 55 58 58 58 57 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
48.4% Average
Read 164
Write 65.5
Mixed 91.5
SusWrite 56.6
21% 94.3 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 65.2
4K Mixed 30.9
114% 40.8 MB/s
DQ Read 82.3
DQ Write 65.3
DQ Mixed 69.9
53% 72.5 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 52%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$66
69GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 89 89 90 90 89 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
50.8% Above average
Read 88
Write 94.3
Mixed 87.7
SusWrite 88.8
67% 89.7 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
149% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 50.8%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
55.5% Above average
MC Read 19.6
MC Write 20.3
MC Mixed 17.5
55% 19.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.2
SC Write 18.3
SC Mixed 17.3
46% 15.9 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 55.5%
Great: 64%
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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)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $802
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