MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (24th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 76 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics44.9% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory5.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateDec 25 '17 at 23:18
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing below expectations (24th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
79.4% Very good
Memory 83.9
1-Core 119
2-Core 222
82% 142 Pts
4-Core 404
8-Core 594
64% 499 Pts
64-Core 638
43% 638 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$330
PowerColor(148C 2358) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1010 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
44.9% Average
Lighting 196
Reflection 154
Parallax 258
52% 203 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 161
Splatting 176
45% 153 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 44.9%
Great: 50%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
232GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
98.2% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 154
Mixed 161
126% 168 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.19
79% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 98.2%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMY8GX3M2A1866C9 0215 CMY8GX3M2A1866C9 0215 CMY8GX3M2A1866C9 0215 CMY8GX3M2A1866C9 16GB
1400, 1400, 1800, 1800 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
48.1% Average
MC Read 17
MC Write 18.1
MC Mixed 15.1
48% 16.7 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 15.7
SC Mixed 12.3
38% 13.2 GB/s
Latency 73.6
54% 73.6 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 48.1%
Great: 73%

 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 29,280 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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