MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (15th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 85 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 68.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics5.35% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive84.7% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (68%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
19 days ago, 13 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime25 Days
Run DateNov 18 '19 at 03:32
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 68%

 PC Performing way below expectations (15th 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-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
68.9% Good
1-Core 107
2-Core 216
76% 162 Pts
4-Core 375
8-Core 380
52% 377 Pts
64-Core 413
28% 413 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Relative performance (0th percentile)
5.35% Terrible
Lighting 22.5
Reflection 18.5
Parallax 21.8
6% 20.9 fps
MRender 12.5
Gravity 19.9
Splatting 23.5
5% 18.6 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 5.35%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$97
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 241 62 35 27 8.3 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
84.7% Excellent
Read 452
Write 98.9
Mixed 340
SusWrite 123
56% 253 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 76.8
4K Mixed 35.6
143% 50 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 348
262% 350 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 133%
WD Blue 500GB (2007)-$40
42GB free
Firmware: 12.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 55 64 42 45 59 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
28.2% Poor
Read 44
Write 43.4
Mixed 33.9
SusWrite 53.6
32% 43.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 28.2%
Great: 50%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
29.2% Poor
MC Read 9.4
MC Write 10
MC Mixed 8.6
27% 9.33 GB/s
SC Read 8.1
SC Write 9.6
SC Mixed 8.3
25% 8.67 GB/s
Latency 73.4
54% 73.4 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 29.2%
Great: 63%
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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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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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