MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (15th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 85 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 57%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics36.8% 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 Drive70.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Very high background CPU (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory23.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime2.4 Days
Run DateApr 11 '18 at 02:35
Run Duration217 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
57% Above average
Memory 76
1-Core 90.9
2-Core 163
66% 110 Pts
4-Core 222
8-Core 226
30% 224 Pts
64-Core 231
16% 231 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 57%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Relative performance (0th percentile)
36.8% Below average
Lighting 142
Reflection 120
Parallax 136
37% 133 fps
MRender 108
Gravity 131
Splatting 89.4
37% 109 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 36.8%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$226
488GB free
Firmware: M0CR060 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
76.8% Very good
Read 471
Write 333
Mixed 337
84% 380 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 60.1
4K Mixed 21
93% 34.6 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 43.3
79% 160 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 99%
1 256GB
238GB free
Firmware: 0103
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
15.5% Very poor
Read 40.9
Write 42.3
Mixed 41.6
9% 41.6 MB/s
4K Read 10.3
4K Write 14
4K Mixed 9.02
35% 11.1 MB/s
DQ Read 17.7
DQ Write 15.4
DQ Mixed 7.02
8% 13.4 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 15.5%
Great: 43%
Plextor M8Se NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
70.7% Very good
Read 648
Write 229
Mixed 339
89% 405 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 45.9
4K Mixed 22.3
94% 31.8 MB/s
DQ Read 43.1
DQ Write 60.2
DQ Mixed 36.8
32% 46.7 MB/s
Poor: 86%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 190%
0 1TB
921GB free
Firmware: 0103
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
23.5% Poor
Read 40.7
Write 40.7
Mixed 40.2
31% 40.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.33
94% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 23.5%
Great: 89%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1608DT1TX0. 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (10th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
42.5% Average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 15.3
MC Mixed 14.1
42% 14.6 GB/s
SC Read 11.8
SC Write 14.5
SC Mixed 12.4
37% 12.9 GB/s
Latency 88.3
45% 88.3 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 64%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $818
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