MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 36.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics90.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 05 '19 at 10:09
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790-$326
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
36.8% Below average
1-Core 56
2-Core 110
39% 83.2 Pts
4-Core 200
8-Core 300
32% 250 Pts
64-Core 302
20% 302 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 36.8%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$340
CLim: 2160 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.41
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
90.9% Outstanding
Lighting 312
Reflection 284
Parallax 386
82% 327 fps
MRender 281
Gravity 321
Splatting 182
92% 262 fps
Poor: 76%
This bench: 90.9%
Great: 92%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 136 111 147 119 125 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
84.6% Excellent
Read 176
Write 168
Mixed 86
SusWrite 118
101% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$49
785GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 182 178 186 185 185 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
Read 138
Write 150
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 182
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
76% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 91.5%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1866 CL10 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
62% Good
MC Read 24
MC Write 24.6
MC Mixed 19.4
65% 22.7 GB/s
SC Read 12.8
SC Write 11
SC Mixed 15.9
38% 13.2 GB/s
Latency 63.9
63% 63.9 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 62%
Great: 70%
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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 24,082 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: 46% - Average Total price: $861
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