MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics62.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive92.7% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 11 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory9.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime3.5 Days
Run DateMay 31 '20 at 03:38
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
73.4% Very good
Memory 81.5
1-Core 117
2-Core 223
81% 141 Pts
4-Core 352
8-Core 555
58% 454 Pts
64-Core 597
40% 597 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
EVGA(3842 2986) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 442.59
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
62.9% Good
Lighting 256
Reflection 229
Parallax 252
67% 246 fps
MRender 168
Gravity 228
Splatting 164
63% 187 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 395 92 70 65 65 63 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
92.7% Outstanding
Read 430
Write 345
Mixed 365
SusWrite 125
71% 316 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 99.5
4K Mixed 52.5
175% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 305
227% 300 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 92.7%
Great: 134%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
184GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 71 71 72 72 72 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
52.2% Above average
Read 110
Write 63.3
Mixed 70
SusWrite 71.6
58% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
149% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 108%
Seagate BUP Slim 2TB
2TB free, PID ac30
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 41 41 41 41 41 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
18.7% Very poor
Read 38
Write 39.7
Mixed 35
SusWrite 40.9
53% 38.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
72% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 18.7%
Great: 48%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1333 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
45.7% Average
MC Read 15.7
MC Write 16.9
MC Mixed 14.7
45% 15.8 GB/s
SC Read 11.1
SC Write 15.8
SC Mixed 12.8
38% 13.2 GB/s
Latency 77.7
52% 77.7 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 45.7%
Great: 54%
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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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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 62%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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