MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 98.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics67.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory20 GB free of 24 GB @ 2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 07:48
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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 4.5 GHz, turbo 5.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
98.8% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 132
105% 132 Pts
QC Int 516
QC Float 513
QC Mixed 519
117% 516 Pts
MC Int 524
MC Float 520
MC Mixed 528
79% 524 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
67.9% Good
Lighting 216
Reflection 185
Parallax 202
65% 201 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 198
Splatting 130
70% 161 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$118
86GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
129% Outstanding
Read 719
Write 533
Mixed 561
134% 604 MB/s
4K Read 56.8
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 31.2
185% 66.4 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 409
DQ Mixed 183
175% 269 MB/s
Poor: 177%
This bench: 129%
Great: 266%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$166
46GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 58% Great: 94%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$42
539GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
78.4% Very good
Read 139
Write 134
Mixed 125
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.46
4K Mixed 0.18
72% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 78.4%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-17000CL11-4GBXL Kingston KHX1866C9D3/8GX 0420 F3-17000CL11-4GBXL Kingston KHX1866C9D3/8GX 24GB
2000, 1600, 2000, 1600 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
75.2% Very good
MC Read 24.7
MC Write 30.2
MC Mixed 24.6
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 22.6
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 50
80% 50 ns
Poor: 76%
This bench: 75.2%
Great: 90%
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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 2,124 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
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