MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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 65.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics12% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive56.4% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateFeb 05 '19 at 21:49
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User GEO-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790-$320
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
65.5% Good
1-Core 103
2-Core 214
74% 159 Pts
4-Core 366
8-Core 555
59% 461 Pts
64-Core 557
37% 557 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 65.5%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti-$110
Asus(1043 84BC) 2GB
CLim: 1293 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 417.22
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
12% Very poor
Lighting 24.7
Reflection 43.6
Parallax 63.9
8% 44.1 fps
MRender 52.5
Gravity 66.2
Splatting 38.5
17% 52.4 fps
Poor: 15%
This bench: 12%
Great: 19%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 120GB-$22
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK60A9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 75 92 61 35 64 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
56.4% Above average
Read 411
Write 232
Mixed 296
SusWrite 79.9
56% 255 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 12.1
4K Mixed 19.6
78% 20.9 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 170
152% 227 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 79%
Intel Raid 5 Volume 2TB
971GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 25 25 23 24 22 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
33.9% Below average
Read 93.8
Write 16.2
Mixed 22
SusWrite 24.3
29% 39.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.4
83% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 33.9%
Great: 147%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-2133C10-4GXM 0420 F3-2133C10-8GAB 0420 F3-2133C10-4GXM 16GB
2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
50.3% Above average
MC Read 17.2
MC Write 17.1
MC Mixed 15.3
47% 16.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 17.2
SC Mixed 16.5
46% 16 GB/s
Latency 55.4
72% 55.4 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 50.3%
Great: 70%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 20,223 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 51%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

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