MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 70%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics33.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive87.7% 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.
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 (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 29 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 18 '20 at 21:42
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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-$340
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
70% Good
1-Core 116
2-Core 227
81% 171 Pts
4-Core 352
8-Core 517
56% 434 Pts
64-Core 582
39% 582 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 70%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 442.19
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
33.8% Below average
Lighting 141
Reflection 119
Parallax 130
37% 130 fps
MRender 86.1
Gravity 124
Splatting 83.7
34% 97.8 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 33.8%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 730 Series 240GB-$350
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 264 249 240 244 246 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
87.7% Excellent
Read 389
Write 272
Mixed 266
SusWrite 251
66% 295 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 92.5
4K Mixed 34.4
144% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 266
208% 289 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 96%
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB-$215
113GB free
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 367 365 350 353 351 353 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
98.6% Outstanding
Read 392
Write 362
Mixed 269
SusWrite 357
78% 345 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 39.8
152% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 310
238% 323 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 98.6%
Great: 103%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$69
301GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 161 159 163 163 163 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
83.9% Excellent
Read 131
Write 125
Mixed 92.9
SusWrite 161
94% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.7
176% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 83.9%
Great: 111%
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB-$30
466GB free
Firmware: 0005HPM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 78 73 56 78 65 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
43.2% Average
Read 79.5
Write 77
Mixed 40.3
SusWrite 71.2
49% 67 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
85% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
74% Very good
MC Read 28.2
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 22.3
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 23.1
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 56.7
71% 56.7 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 74%
Great: 79%
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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 25,621 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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