MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 79.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics37.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive62.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit renk
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140724
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 23:59
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 i7-4790K-$339
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
79.5% Very good
SC Int 117
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 116
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 377
QC Float 369
QC Mixed 382
85% 376 Pts
MC Int 576
MC Float 615
MC Mixed 605
90% 599 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
Asus(1043 847A) 2GB
CLim: 1228 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
37.6% Below average
Lighting 98.9
Reflection 78.3
Parallax 120
33% 99.2 fps
MRender 87.7
Gravity 119
Splatting 76.7
41% 94.5 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 37.6%
Great: 41%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
86GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
62.3% Good
Read 501
Write 192
Mixed 229
67% 307 MB/s
4K Read 13.4
4K Write 97.7
4K Mixed 10.1
85% 40.4 MB/s
DQ Read 81.1
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 29.2
54% 103 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 77%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
281GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 136
Mixed 152
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 1.26
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.31
131% 1.32 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Savage DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
31% Below average
MC Read 10.2
MC Write 10.3
MC Mixed 8.3
27% 9.6 GB/s
SC Read 9.8
SC Write 9.8
SC Mixed 10
28% 9.87 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 31%
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 2,806 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,030
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