MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
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 Drive84.5% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime6.1 Days
Run DateSep 07 '21 at 05:03
Run Duration202 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 4.5 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
93% Outstanding
Memory 96.8
1-Core 131
2-Core 261
94% 163 Pts
4-Core 492
8-Core 634
74% 563 Pts
64-Core 680
46% 680 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 93%
Great: 92%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7917) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
2.91% Terrible
Lighting 4
Reflection 2.7
Parallax 7.3
3% 4.67 fps
MRender 5.3
Gravity 2.7
Splatting 5.3
3% 4.43 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 2.91%
Great: 3%
AMD RX 570-$150
CLim: 1268 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.6.1
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
50.9% Above average
Lighting 63.1
Reflection 61.1
Parallax 81.7
51% 68.6 fps
MRender 62.2
Gravity 63.2
Splatting 44.5
51% 56.6 fps
Poor: 39%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel SSDSC2BX200G4R 200GB
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: G201DL2B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 228 225 224 223 222 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
84.5% Excellent
Read 367
Write 230
Mixed 235
SusWrite 225
59% 264 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 96.8
4K Mixed 33.6
145% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 220
DQ Mixed 236
187% 263 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 88%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$32
145GB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 94 94 96 96 96 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
57.7% Above average
Read 106
Write 68.4
Mixed 64.7
SusWrite 95.2
62% 83.5 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
160% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$50
593GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 178 183 178 177 182 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
98.2% Outstanding
Read 165
Write 153
Mixed 80.5
SusWrite 177
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
159% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 98.2%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (18th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
45.9% Average
MC Read 16.5
MC Write 15
MC Mixed 12
41% 14.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 17.2
SC Mixed 14.5
44% 15.5 GB/s
Latency 51.1
78% 51.1 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 45.9%
Great: 88%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 2: 0R 0G 2B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
2% 67% 3 4 1 60 18.9" 1280 720 DELF003 DELL SE198WFP
Typical Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 13,506 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $777
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