MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics49.1% 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 Drive76.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (37%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory20.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140408
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 30 '20 at 17:20
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 37%
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 PC Performing below expectations (25th 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, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
70.5% Very good
Memory 79.4
1-Core 100
2-Core 191
72% 124 Pts
4-Core 333
8-Core 497
53% 415 Pts
64-Core 496
33% 496 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
49.1% Average
Lighting 61.5
Reflection 63.8
Parallax 57.2
50% 60.8 fps
MRender 55.2
Gravity 60.9
Splatting 56.5
48% 57.5 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 234 130 132 127 120 118 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
76.7% Very good
Read 420
Write 323
Mixed 271
SusWrite 143
64% 289 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 88.5
4K Mixed 36
131% 49.8 MB/s
DQ Read 178
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 145
138% 210 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 98%
Crucial MX300 525GB-$150
83GB free
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 403 426 311 245 247 239 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
87.7% Excellent
Read 347
Write 242
Mixed 264
SusWrite 312
65% 291 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 37.2
129% 50.5 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 324
245% 328 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 100%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$29
220GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 114 114 114 113 114 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
83.7% Excellent
Read 178
Write 152
Mixed 95.2
SusWrite 114
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
221% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C9 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (15th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
44.7% Average
MC Read 15.2
MC Write 16.7
MC Mixed 14
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 11.7
SC Write 15.1
SC Mixed 14.2
39% 13.7 GB/s
Latency 81.6
49% 81.6 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 86%

 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 9,795 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
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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