MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics36.5% 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 Drive93.8% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
11 days ago, 8 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime2.4 Days
Run DateNov 25 '22 at 05:58
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4590-$188
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
76% Very good
Memory 92.7
1-Core 100
2-Core 196
76% 130 Pts
4-Core 340
8-Core 365
47% 353 Pts
64-Core 364
22% 364 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 76%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 526.98
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
36.5% Below average
Lighting 47.3
Reflection 48.7
Parallax 43.4
38% 46.5 fps
MRender 36.4
Gravity 43.8
Splatting 38.6
34% 39.6 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 36.5%
Great: 36%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 263 374 396 347 309 267 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
Read 398
Write 394
Mixed 345
SusWrite 326
82% 366 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 62.6
4K Mixed 44
141% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 362
259% 329 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
69.2% Good
MC Read 24.9
MC Write 26.4
MC Mixed 22.1
70% 24.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 19.2
SC Mixed 21.2
56% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 62.6
64% 62.6 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 72%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 28: 2R 4G 6B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
28% 32% 37 468 345 60 24.9" 1280 720 ACI25C2 MX259
Typical Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 4,030 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $778
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