MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 77.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics12.5% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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 (59%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory10.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime2.2 Days
Run DateSep 23 '22 at 11:28
Run Duration215 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 59%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$185
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
77.4% Very good
Memory 94.2
1-Core 94.4
2-Core 185
74% 125 Pts
4-Core 328
8-Core 560
54% 444 Pts
64-Core 557
34% 557 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GT 1030
MSI(1462 8C98) 2GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 525 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 471.41
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
12.5% Very poor
Lighting 15.6
Reflection 9.3
Parallax 16.2
13% 13.7 fps
MRender 5.6
Gravity 17
Splatting 15.4
12% 12.7 fps
Poor: 12%
This bench: 12.5%
Great: 15%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 EVO M.2 500GB
378GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT24B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 718 311 309 309 310 309 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 74% Great: 126%
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$106
42GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 353 156 156 156 156 156 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
98.8% Outstanding
Read 428
Write 428
Mixed 364
SusWrite 189
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 88.4
4K Mixed 50.8
174% 60 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 350
266% 358 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 115%
WD Blue 320GB (2007)-$35
122GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 96 98 97 97 97 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
54.9% Above average
Read 94.4
Write 92.3
Mixed 58.6
SusWrite 96.8
63% 85.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
81.5% Excellent
MC Read 30.4
MC Write 32.1
MC Mixed 25.8
84% 29.4 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 20.9
SC Mixed 23.4
61% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 59.2
68% 59.2 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 86%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 33 25 60 31.5" 1280 720 SAM0D5C V32F390
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Gaming
Gaming 44%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 37%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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