MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 87.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics103% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive113% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory28.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 08:48
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
SC Int 129
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 128
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 408
QC Mixed 415
92% 407 Pts
MC Int 651
MC Float 693
MC Mixed 681
101% 675 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 345
Reflection 300
Parallax 335
106% 326 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 304
Splatting 189
101% 231 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 103%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$148
280GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 69% Great: 118%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
140GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 414
Mixed 414
99% 447 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 47.9
184% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 120
143% 250 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 116%
Great: 116%
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB-$191
62GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 442
Mixed 458
105% 470 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 40
168% 63.2 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 133
156% 271 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 113%
Great: 115%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$65
301GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
62.8% Good
Read 99.4
Write 119
Mixed 109
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.28
4K Write 2.79
4K Mixed 0.24
131% 1.44 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
70% Very good
MC Read 25.8
MC Write 25
MC Mixed 20.9
68% 23.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.5
SC Write 24.2
SC Mixed 24.8
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 54.8
73% 54.8 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 70%
Great: 74%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 64%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $945
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