MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 68.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics34.4% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
DisplayЦвета: 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime21.8 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 11:12
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690-$223
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
68.3% Good
1-Core 112
2-Core 218
78% 165 Pts
4-Core 355
8-Core 348
48% 352 Pts
64-Core 398
27% 398 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 368E) 2GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
34.4% Below average
Lighting 132
Reflection 102
Parallax 113
35% 116 fps
MRender 82.9
Gravity 128
Splatting 86.9
34% 99.2 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 34.4%
Great: 35%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Red 2TB (2012)-$70
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 80 87 55 72 69 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
54.1% Above average
Read 120
Write 122
Mixed 64.2
SusWrite 67.9
69% 93.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
65.5% Good
MC Read 22.8
MC Write 23.7
MC Mixed 21.6
65% 22.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 21
54% 18.8 GB/s
Latency 55.8
72% 55.8 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 65.5%
Great: 64%
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 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 24,029 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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