MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 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 78.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics19.9% 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 Drive192% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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 (15%). 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)
Memory8.6 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 09 '19 at 16:23
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
78.6% Very good
1-Core 131
2-Core 257
91% 194 Pts
4-Core 391
8-Core 660
66% 525 Pts
64-Core 675
45% 675 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
Asus(1043 8422) 2GB
CLim: 1241 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 430.86
Relative performance (0th percentile)
19.9% Very poor
Lighting 74.6
Reflection 60.3
Parallax 95.7
20% 76.9 fps
MRender 66.5
Gravity 68.4
Splatting 58.3
20% 64.4 fps
Poor: 23%
This bench: 19.9%
Great: 25%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$168
452GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 594 603 608 612 610 607 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
192% Outstanding
Read 759
Write 611
Mixed 646
SusWrite 606
147% 655 MB/s
4K Read 68.2
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 90.1
299% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 780
DQ Write 628
DQ Mixed 1,094
713% 834 MB/s
Poor: 224%
This bench: 192%
Great: 358%
WD Blue 3D 2TB-$200
1.5TB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 412 415 417 418 418 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 319
Write 487
Mixed 380
SusWrite 414
91% 400 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 49.2
181% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 264
222% 322 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 109%
Great: 119%
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$160
26GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 159 156 156 155 152 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 357
Mixed 335
SusWrite 158
76% 342 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 46.9
174% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 352
265% 355 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 126%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 3x4GB
3 of 4 slots used
12GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
37.7% Below average
MC Read 12.6
MC Write 12.4
MC Mixed 10.2
34% 11.7 GB/s
SC Read 11.5
SC Write 13.2
SC Mixed 11.4
34% 12 GB/s
Latency 53.9
74% 53.9 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 37.7%
Great: 60%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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