MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (13th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 87 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 47.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics75.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive109% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory3.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateAug 20 '19 at 20:46
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
47.9% Average
1-Core 98.8
2-Core 178
66% 139 Pts
4-Core 301
8-Core 272
40% 286 Pts
64-Core 235
16% 235 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 47.9%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$340
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
75.9% Very good
Lighting 266
Reflection 285
Parallax 365
73% 305 fps
MRender 280
Gravity 289
Splatting 179
80% 249 fps
Poor: 76%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 92%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$127
531GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 251 351 429 452 451 435 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 468
Write 425
Mixed 413
SusWrite 395
96% 425 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 92.8
4K Mixed 47.9
162% 58.2 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 354
262% 347 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 109%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
24.2% Poor
MC Read 7.8
MC Write 7.9
MC Mixed 7.5
22% 7.73 GB/s
SC Read 6.6
SC Write 7.1
SC Mixed 6.3
19% 6.67 GB/s
Latency 82.6
48% 82.6 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 24.2%
Great: 53%
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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 20,912 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $977
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