MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (9th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 91 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 61.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics52.2% 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 Drive65% 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 13 '20 at 21:46
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 27%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (9th 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-$190
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
61.7% Good
Memory 78.6
1-Core 99.2
2-Core 170
70% 116 Pts
4-Core 254
8-Core 296
37% 275 Pts
64-Core 340
23% 340 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$267
Gigabyte(1458 3796) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (62 fps cap detected)
52.2% Above average
Lighting 65.5
Reflection 65.3
Parallax 55.9
54% 62.2 fps
MRender 63
Gravity 60.4
Splatting 60.1
37% 61.2 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 64%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 530 Series 180GB-$245
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 127 147 150 155 154 MB/s
Performing below potential (23rd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
65% Good
Read 276
Write 175
Mixed 213
SusWrite 148
45% 203 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 82.8
4K Mixed 29.3
119% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 123
112% 173 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 65%
Great: 83%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$72
434GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 99 148 150 147 146 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
39.3% Below average
Read 18.3
Write 33.5
Mixed 20
SusWrite 119
35% 47.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.2
36% 0.27 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 39.3%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB 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
41.6% Average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 14.8
MC Mixed 12.8
40% 14 GB/s
SC Read 11.8
SC Write 14
SC Mixed 14.2
38% 13.3 GB/s
Latency 83.2
48% 83.2 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 65%

 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 8,300 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $758
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HDDRAMUSB
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