MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics31.2% 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 Drive114% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Very high background CPU (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 08 '21 at 19:31
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 33%
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 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
84.1% Excellent
Memory 87.1
1-Core 126
2-Core 249
88% 154 Pts
4-Core 437
8-Core 666
71% 551 Pts
64-Core 662
44% 662 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
Gigabyte(1458 3764) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 465.89
Performing below potential (73rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
31.2% Below average
Lighting 37.9
Reflection 42.5
Parallax 39.3
31% 39.9 fps
MRender 38.4
Gravity 39.7
Splatting 28.4
32% 35.5 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 31.2%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 1TB-$105
392GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 443 433 439 449 418 416 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 446
Mixed 411
SusWrite 433
101% 447 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 90.2
4K Mixed 50.6
166% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 291
236% 335 MB/s
Poor: 85%
This bench: 114%
Great: 125%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
230GB free
Firmware: AP15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 135 132 131 135 136 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
75.5% Very good
Read 130
Write 135
Mixed 71.2
SusWrite 134
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C7 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
59.9% Above average
MC Read 20.9
MC Write 21.9
MC Mixed 19
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 22.5
SC Mixed 19.2
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 70.3
57% 70.3 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 59.9%
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 11,273 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
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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