MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics35.7% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 11 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJun 12 '19 at 06:57
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
79% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 409
QC Float 416
QC Mixed 408
93% 411 Pts
MC Int 418
MC Float 424
MC Mixed 417
63% 420 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 79%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
MSI(1462 3201) 2GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
35.7% Below average
Lighting 134
Reflection 114
Parallax 124
40% 124 fps
MRender 82.9
Gravity 119
Splatting 0.3
32% 67.3 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 35.7%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
109GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 313 416 332 328 328 325 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
139% Outstanding
Read 674
Write 548
Mixed 398
SusWrite 340
109% 490 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 42.8
199% 79 MB/s
DQ Read 774
DQ Write 641
DQ Mixed 636
496% 684 MB/s
Poor: 149%
This bench: 139%
Great: 240%
WD WD1600JD-22HBB0 160GB
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 08.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 14 12 21 31 29 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
9.78% Terrible
Read 11
Write 24.3
Mixed 12
SusWrite 22.6
13% 17.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
140% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 9.78%
Great: 32%
WD Blue 320GB (2008)-$18
191GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 102 104 104 103 103 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
59% Above average
Read 104
Write 102
Mixed 65.3
SusWrite 101
69% 93.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 59%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
28.8% Poor
MC Read 9.2
MC Write 9.7
MC Mixed 8.2
26% 9.03 GB/s
SC Read 8.3
SC Write 9.4
SC Mixed 9.1
26% 8.93 GB/s
Latency 72.4
55% 72.4 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 28.8%
Great: 62%
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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 19,400 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,028
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