MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 67.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics133% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 11 is the most recent version of Windows.
Very high background CPU (51%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory3.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 11
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateJan 09 '23 at 23:40
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 51%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3-$209
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
67.1% Good
Memory 81
1-Core 94.8
2-Core 186
70% 121 Pts
4-Core 297
8-Core 369
43% 333 Pts
64-Core 427
26% 427 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$485
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 526.98
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
133% Outstanding
Lighting 186
Reflection 193
Parallax 189
152% 189 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 189
Splatting 125
121% 150 fps
Poor: 109%
This bench: 133%
Great: 133%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Kingston OM8PDP3128B-AA1 128GB
6GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EDFK0S03
Relative performance n/a - sequential test incomplete - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
Read 171
Write 122
Mixed 79.3
27% 124 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 75.6
4K Mixed 30.4
124% 45.3 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 160
DQ Mixed 171
140% 201 MB/s
Poor: 54% Great: 167%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$23
174GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 69 93 94 98 100 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
45.7% Average
Read 73.4
Write 66.2
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 85.8
51% 69 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
116% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 45.7%
Great: 88%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$24
239GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 92 92 93 94 94 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
51.1% Above average
Read 85.5
Write 96.3
Mixed 65.9
SusWrite 92.5
63% 85.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 51.1%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 2400 C11 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
28.6% Poor
MC Read 10.1
MC Write 10.2
MC Mixed 8.2
27% 9.5 GB/s
SC Read 5.5
SC Write 6.9
SC Mixed 8.9
20% 7.1 GB/s
Latency 78.8
51% 78.8 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 28.6%
Great: 82%

 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 6,764 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $648
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