MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics34.1% 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 Drive50.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (54%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
8 months ago, 7 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors, 1280 x 960 - 32 Bit colors, 1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 16 '21 at 17:28
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 54%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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-$155
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
79.2% Very good
Memory 94.1
1-Core 103
2-Core 209
80% 135 Pts
4-Core 383
8-Core 326
50% 355 Pts
64-Core 364
24% 364 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (69th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
34.1% Below average
Lighting 43.8
Reflection 46
Parallax 41.1
35% 43.6 fps
MRender 38.3
Gravity 40.8
Splatting 35.8
33% 38.3 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 34.1%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Mushkin Chronos 120GB-$70
6GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 581ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 52 60 58 62 56 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
50.6% Above average
Read 304
Write 94.5
Mixed 171
SusWrite 58.9
35% 157 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 90.3
4K Mixed 20.1
104% 43.6 MB/s
DQ Read 56.6
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 91.5
68% 89 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 50.6%
Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$34
65GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 129 127 127 127 126 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
80.1% Excellent
Read 152
Write 120
Mixed 78.2
SusWrite 127
88% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 80.1%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$34
589GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 195 198 200 200 200 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 195
Write 151
Mixed 77
SusWrite 197
113% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 112%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
61.1% Good
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 23.2
MC Mixed 19.2
61% 21.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 18.2
SC Mixed 16.4
48% 16.9 GB/s
Latency 59.5
67% 59.5 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 77%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $788
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