MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics29.1% 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 Drive78.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateAug 08 '20 at 01:45
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%
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 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790-$299
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
78.1% Very good
Memory 88.9
1-Core 113
2-Core 222
82% 141 Pts
4-Core 363
8-Core 580
60% 472 Pts
64-Core 583
39% 583 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$149
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 451.67
Performing below potential (20th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
29.1% Poor
Lighting 117
Reflection 80.1
Parallax 115
31% 104 fps
MRender 78.3
Gravity 105
Splatting 81.9
29% 88.5 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 29.1%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HFS256G39TND-N210A 256GB
158GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 30001P10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 227 249 228 241 230 224 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
78.8% Very good
Read 400
Write 248
Mixed 212
SusWrite 233
61% 273 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 93.4
4K Mixed 23.9
119% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 183
168% 259 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 84%
WD Elements 2621 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 2621
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 42 41 42 41 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
28.3% Poor
Read 40.2
Write 39.2
Mixed 30.7
SusWrite 41.6
52% 37.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 0.4
162% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 28.3%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16JTF25664AZ-1G1F1 Hynix HMT125U6TFR8C-H9 16JTF25664AZ-1G1F1 Hynix HMT125U6TFR8C-H9 8GB
1067, 1333, 1067, 1333 MHz
2048, 2048, 2048, 2048 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
43.3% Average
MC Read 14.8
MC Write 15
MC Mixed 13.1
41% 14.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 15.5
SC Mixed 14.3
40% 14 GB/s
Latency 68.5
58% 68.5 ns

 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 6,402 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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