MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 82%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52.9% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive74.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionWindows 11 is the most recent version of Windows.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 11
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 10 '24 at 21:29
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User LBY-User
Background CPU 11%
Watch Gameplay: 580 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
82% Excellent
Memory 85.9
1-Core 109
2-Core 224
79% 140 Pts
4-Core 421
8-Core 626
65% 524 Pts
64-Core 620
38% 620 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 82%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
AMD RX 580-$130
CLim: 1380 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 24.3.1
Performing below potential (79th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
52.9% Above average
Lighting 66.3
Reflection 65.2
Parallax 91.5
54% 74.3 fps
MRender 66.7
Gravity 76.6
Splatting 48.1
51% 63.8 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 56%
Drive BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Intel SSDSC2KF256H6 SATA 256GB
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LBFD11N
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 130 102 104 89 102 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
74.4% Very good
Read 474
Write 416
Mixed 375
SusWrite 124
78% 347 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 69.1
4K Mixed 37.4
123% 44 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 217
160% 214 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
51.1% Above average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 18.5
MC Mixed 15.5
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 20
SC Mixed 16.9
49% 17.1 GB/s
Latency 70.9
56% 70.9 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 51.1%
Great: 88%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0P 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 67 55 60 26" 1280 720 XXX0000
Typical Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 6,906 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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