MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 79.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics48.5% 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 Drive62.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory7.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140731
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 13 '20 at 16:30
Run Duration165 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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-$235
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
79.2% Very good
Memory 95.6
1-Core 108
2-Core 192
80% 132 Pts
4-Core 340
8-Core 565
57% 452 Pts
64-Core 548
37% 548 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing below potential (22nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
48.5% Average
Lighting 181
Reflection 166
Parallax 186
48% 178 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 172
Splatting 120
49% 146 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 48.5%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 49 46 45 48 45 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
62.1% Good
Read 459
Write 65.5
Mixed 74.3
SusWrite 47.8
35% 162 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 54.8
4K Mixed 21.7
105% 36 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 82.5
DQ Mixed 70.5
90% 169 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 115%
Seagate ST3320613AS 320GB-$30
235GB free
Firmware: CC2F
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 59 60 59 59 59 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
46.4% Average
Read 102
Write 104
Mixed 52
SusWrite 59
58% 79.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 46.4%
Great: 65%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
813GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 158 159 159 158 162 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
93.7% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 130
Mixed 82.2
SusWrite 157
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 93.7%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$60
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 217 215 217 217 220 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 174
Write 153
Mixed 74.8
SusWrite 210
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 2.3
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
238% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 110%
Great: 109%
Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 1TB-$459
435GB free
Firmware: ST6OA3AA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 68 67 66 67 69 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
36.6% Below average
Read 60
Write 53.8
Mixed 38
SusWrite 67.4
40% 54.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 36.6%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsZ DDR3 1600 C7 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
60.6% Good
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 18.9
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 19.6
SC Mixed 19.4
52% 18.3 GB/s
Latency 55.2
72% 55.2 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 93%

 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 7,241 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)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $788
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