MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 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 60.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics50.9% 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 Drive23.9% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (65%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory27.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 06 '20 at 21:15
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 65%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$175
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
60.9% Good
Memory 71.6
1-Core 94.2
2-Core 174
66% 113 Pts
4-Core 290
8-Core 298
40% 294 Pts
64-Core 286
19% 286 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing below potential (63rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
50.9% Above average
Lighting 64.8
Reflection 68.2
Parallax 60.7
52% 64.6 fps
MRender 72
Gravity 59
Splatting 53.8
49% 61.6 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 56%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 120GB (2016)-$50
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z3311000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 44 57 51 47 51 MB/s
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
23.9% Poor
Read 141
Write 50.4
Mixed 62.7
SusWrite 47.5
17% 75.3 MB/s
4K Read 13.2
4K Write 14.1
4K Mixed 9.5
40% 12.3 MB/s
DQ Read 103
DQ Write 49.8
DQ Mixed 16.4
28% 56.5 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 23.9%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 1315 BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 1315 CT102464BD160B.M16 1315 BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 32GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
44.6% Average
MC Read 14.4
MC Write 18.3
MC Mixed 14.1
45% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 12.2
SC Write 14.8
SC Mixed 13.3
38% 13.4 GB/s
Latency 97.8
41% 97.8 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 44.6%
Great: 60%

 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 12,618 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $788
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