MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics52.9% 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 Drive166% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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 (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory7.7 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 28 '20 at 18:27
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$224
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
78.9% Very good
Memory 89.6
1-Core 112
2-Core 209
81% 137 Pts
4-Core 394
8-Core 400
54% 397 Pts
64-Core 417
28% 417 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 446.14
Performing below potential (76th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
52.9% Above average
Lighting 208
Reflection 179
Parallax 215
55% 201 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 189
Splatting 126
53% 156 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 56%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$75
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 502 448 432 436 436 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
166% Outstanding
Read 696
Write 575
Mixed 594
SusWrite 410
128% 569 MB/s
4K Read 62.6
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 80
263% 88.8 MB/s
DQ Read 780
DQ Write 627
DQ Mixed 1,131
730% 846 MB/s
Poor: 181%
This bench: 166%
Great: 289%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905403-153.A00LF 1315 BLT4G3D1608ET3LX0. 9905403-153.A00LF 1315 BLT4G3D1608ET3LX0. 12GB
1333, 1600, 1333, 1600 MHz
2048, 4096, 2048, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
52% Above average
MC Read 18.5
MC Write 19.2
MC Mixed 16.4
52% 18 GB/s
SC Read 11.1
SC Write 18.4
SC Mixed 14
41% 14.5 GB/s
Latency 67.8
59% 67.8 ns
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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 28,570 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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