MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 75.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics49.3% 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 Drive109% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory8.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJul 19 '20 at 00:27
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%
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 PC Performing below expectations (36th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4770-$305
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
75.3% Very good
Memory 84.9
1-Core 109
2-Core 204
78% 133 Pts
4-Core 355
8-Core 542
57% 448 Pts
64-Core 546
37% 546 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$210
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing below potential (23rd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (61 fps cap detected)
49.3% Average
Lighting 61.6
Reflection 62.5
Parallax 59.8
51% 61.3 fps
MRender 62.4
Gravity 60.1
Splatting 61
37% 61.1 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 49.3%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
138GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 249 164 145 112 114 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 489
Write 473
Mixed 382
SusWrite 203
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 57.9
196% 69.2 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 356
268% 358 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 109%
Great: 131%
WD Black 5TB (2015)-$294
889GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 121 121 121 121 121 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
62.1% Good
Read 92.9
Write 173
Mixed 92.7
SusWrite 122
89% 120 MB/s
4K Read 3.4
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
308% 2.47 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
58.8% Above average
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 21.9
MC Mixed 18.5
59% 20.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 19.1
SC Mixed 18.6
51% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 72
56% 72 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 58.8%
Great: 64%

 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 8,365 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $758
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