MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (24th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 76 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 43.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory27.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 11 '21 at 19:45
Run Duration492 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing below expectations (24th 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 1.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
43.1% Average
Memory 71.3
1-Core 61.1
2-Core 99.4
50% 77.3 Pts
4-Core 83.7
8-Core 188
16% 136 Pts
64-Core 169
11% 169 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 43.1%
Great: 93%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$86
280GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 61 34 62 84 90 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
55.9% Above average
Read 132
Write 106
Mixed 56
SusWrite 62.3
65% 89.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
143% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 55.9%
Great: 94%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 119 113 104 138 136 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
77.4% Very good
Read 150
Write 139
Mixed 75.2
SusWrite 119
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
189% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 85%
WD My Book 25EE 6TB
4.5TB free, PID 25ee
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 33 31 31 41 41 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
31.2% Below average
Read 42.4
Write 41.2
Mixed 30.5
SusWrite 33.9
50% 37 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 5.6
4K Mixed 0.7
222% 2.77 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 31.2%
Great: 105%
WD My Book 25EE 8TB
4TB free, PID 25ee
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 33 31 31 42 42 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
26.8% Poor
Read 42.2
Write 41
Mixed 33.4
SusWrite 34.3
51% 37.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 1.7
205% 2.37 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 26.8%
Great: 100%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GBH2X04F1AA28-15 0118 8GBH2X04F1AA28-15 Kingston KHX1866C10D3/8G Kingston KHX1866C10D3/8G 32GB
1600, 1600, 1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
44.7% Average
MC Read 16.3
MC Write 18.6
MC Mixed 16.3
49% 17.1 GB/s
SC Read 6
SC Write 7.1
SC Mixed 7.2
19% 6.77 GB/s
Latency 98.5
41% 98.5 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 57%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $788
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