MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 64.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics72.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive89.7% 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.
Very high background CPU (38%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory3.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateMay 19 '17 at 20:57
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 38%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4460-$173
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
64.3% Good
SC Int 93.9
SC Float 93.1
SC Mixed 92.1
74% 93 Pts
QC Int 336
QC Float 341
QC Mixed 326
76% 335 Pts
MC Int 350
MC Float 361
MC Mixed 347
53% 353 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
72.7% Very good
Lighting 232
Reflection 200
Parallax 213
70% 215 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 215
Splatting 159
75% 174 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX200 250GB-$214
29GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
89.7% Excellent
Read 515
Write 387
Mixed 407
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 71.4
4K Mixed 26.6
117% 42.5 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 35.4
80% 167 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 101%
Seagate Constellation ES.3 1TB-$61
423GB free
Firmware: SN03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
Read 165
Write 153
Mixed 151
118% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1.07
4K Write 2.47
4K Mixed 0.47
143% 1.34 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB-$64
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
68% Good
MC Read 24.9
MC Write 26.5
MC Mixed 21.4
69% 24.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 17.2
SC Mixed 20.1
50% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 60.8
66% 60.8 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 68%
Great: 65%
Take a copy of your results

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) Builds (Compare 2,124 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,060
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $300Nvidia GTX 1070 $390Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $96
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280AMD RX 480 $491Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $126
Intel Core i5-7600K $220Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $159
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $163SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $842SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $180SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback