MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 88.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics55.5% 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 Drive63.4% 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 28 '20 at 10:51
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4670K-$400
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
Memory 97.4
1-Core 116
2-Core 235
87% 149 Pts
4-Core 457
8-Core 456
62% 456 Pts
64-Core 454
30% 454 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$210
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 446.14
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
55.5% Above average
Lighting 216
Reflection 179
Parallax 194
57% 196 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 202
Splatting 155
56% 168 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 55.5%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 120GB-$160
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 86 79 89 89 80 MB/s
Performing below potential (48th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
63.4% Good
Read 250
Write 125
Mixed 166
SusWrite 85.4
35% 156 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 35.7
142% 56.6 MB/s
DQ Read 91.4
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 103
79% 106 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 74%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$70
107GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 378 367 369 371 370 369 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
130% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 487
Mixed 424
SusWrite 371
101% 448 MB/s
4K Read 49.3
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 67.2
226% 80.1 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 363
273% 365 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 130%
Great: 131%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
87.7% Excellent
MC Read 31.9
MC Write 33.6
MC Mixed 28.5
90% 31.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.5
SC Write 22
SC Mixed 27.7
66% 23.1 GB/s
Latency 48.6
82% 48.6 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 87%

 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 5,428 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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