MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk
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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 65.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics2.91% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive72.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 11 years and 2 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory8.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 06 '20 at 13:26
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU 12%

 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 i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
65.5% Good
Memory 65.3
1-Core 108
2-Core 208
72% 127 Pts
4-Core 362
8-Core 469
55% 415 Pts
64-Core 611
41% 611 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 65.5%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7917) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.3960
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
2.91% Terrible
Lighting 7.7
Reflection 7.8
Parallax 10.7
2% 8.73 fps
MRender 21.1
Gravity 6.7
Splatting 12.2
3% 13.3 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.91%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 120 104 86 76 64 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
72.1% Very good
Read 427
Write 390
Mixed 309
SusWrite 125
70% 313 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 64.6
4K Mixed 35.4
128% 44 MB/s
DQ Read 157
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 146
118% 166 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 116%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
335GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 106 106 102 104 106 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
60.9% Good
Read 106
Write 104
Mixed 73
SusWrite 105
72% 97.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 85%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$34
221GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 124 122 122 124 124 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
70% Very good
Read 120
Write 96.5
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 124
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 70%
Great: 112%
WD Black 6TB (2015)-$225
3.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 132 134 125 134 135 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
63.7% Good
Read 86.8
Write 173
Mixed 81
SusWrite 134
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1
270% 2.2 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 63.7%
Great: 122%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2133 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2133 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (23rd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
48.5% Average
MC Read 19
MC Write 19.6
MC Mixed 16.1
52% 18.2 GB/s
SC Read 7.9
SC Write 13.4
SC Mixed 9.1
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 113
35% 113 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 48.5%
Great: 87%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

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