MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 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 59.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics94.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Very high background CPU (36%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime2.2 Days
Run DateJul 06 '21 at 01:21
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 36%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd 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-$175
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
59.5% Above average
Memory 66.2
1-Core 82.6
2-Core 190
64% 113 Pts
4-Core 312
8-Core 272
41% 292 Pts
64-Core 301
20% 301 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (43rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
94.3% Outstanding
Lighting 118
Reflection 121
Parallax 110
95% 116 fps
MRender 87.5
Gravity 120
Splatting 105
93% 104 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 94.3%
Great: 105%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY SSD2SC240G1CS1754D117-489 240GB
8GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS111101
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 366
Write 272
Mixed 234
64% 290 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 74.8
4K Mixed 3.5
74% 32.8 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 171
156% 237 MB/s
Poor: 50% Great: 90%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
258GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 130 130 130 131 129 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
74.1% Very good
Read 129
Write 100
Mixed 63.3
SusWrite 129
77% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown Dark-1600 0420 F3-1600C9-8GSR 16GB
1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
21.7% Poor
MC Read 6.9
MC Write 7.9
MC Mixed 6.8
21% 7.2 GB/s
SC Read 5.3
SC Write 6.5
SC Mixed 5.8
17% 5.87 GB/s
Latency 111
36% 111 ns

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 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 8 6 60 27" 1280 720 DELD0E5 S2719DGF
Typical Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 13,132 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $738
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