MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics78.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Run History
2 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory10.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150828
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 13:50
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 i5-4690K-$235
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
79.6% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 107
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 427
QC Float 436
QC Mixed 418
97% 427 Pts
MC Int 413
MC Float 430
MC Mixed 409
62% 417 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
78.9% Very good
Lighting 252
Reflection 222
Parallax 243
77% 239 fps
MRender 172
Gravity 229
Splatting 156
80% 186 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 120GB-$64
50GB free
Firmware: 608ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 44% Great: 66%
Toshiba P300 1TB-$50
672GB free
Firmware: MS2OA8J0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 185
Mixed 155
131% 175 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.19
85% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 106%
Great: 108%
WD WD3200SD-01KNB0 320GB
259GB free
Firmware: 08.05J08 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
!4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
32.4% Below average
Read 56.5
Write 55.7
Mixed 55
42% 55.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.43
109% 1 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 32.4%
Great: 34%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CT102464BD160B.C16 Kingston 99U5471-054.A00LF 16GB
1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
60.5% Good
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 22.8
MC Mixed 18.5
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 20
SC Mixed 18.5
52% 18.1 GB/s
Latency 65.5
61% 65.5 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 61%
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 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 2,602 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,061
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