MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 93.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics81.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Run History
7 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory6.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141107
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 13:16
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User EST-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 124
101% 127 Pts
QC Int 502
QC Float 499
QC Mixed 490
113% 497 Pts
MC Int 496
MC Float 511
MC Mixed 490
75% 499 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
CLim: 2138 MHz, MLim: 2090 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
Lighting 268
Reflection 227
Parallax 241
80% 245 fps
MRender 158
Gravity 237
Splatting 185
83% 193 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$42
518GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
74.6% Very good
Read 123
Write 137
Mixed 126
97% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.16
69% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 103%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
334GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
78.3% Very good
Read 144
Write 129
Mixed 125
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.24
97% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB-$70
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
MC Read 29.7
MC Write 31.5
MC Mixed 25.7
83% 29 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 23.6
SC Mixed 25.6
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 51.6
78% 51.6 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 63%
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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 2,359 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $950
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