MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 68.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics54.4% 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)
Boot Drive103% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). 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)
Memory10.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 18 '19 at 16:39
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690-$74
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
68.3% Good
1-Core 106
2-Core 200
73% 153 Pts
4-Core 376
8-Core 393
52% 384 Pts
64-Core 345
23% 345 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
54.4% Above average
Lighting 210
Reflection 182
Parallax 221
55% 204 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 195
Splatting 128
55% 160 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 54.4%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$55
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 218 177 169 168 166 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 493
Write 472
Mixed 393
SusWrite 185
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 53.9
178% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 361
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 103%
Great: 125%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
138GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 91 91 92 93 93 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
54.8% Above average
Read 98.7
Write 98.8
Mixed 75.2
SusWrite 91.6
67% 91.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
227% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
27.6% Poor
MC Read 9
MC Write 8.8
MC Mixed 8
25% 8.6 GB/s
SC Read 7.6
SC Write 9.1
SC Mixed 8.2
24% 8.3 GB/s
Latency 70.8
56% 70.8 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 27.6%
Great: 72%
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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 22,833 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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