MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 98.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics72.7% 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)
Memory20.2 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 10:06
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 (92nd percentile)
98.1% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 131
105% 132 Pts
QC Int 516
QC Float 506
QC Mixed 515
116% 512 Pts
MC Int 519
MC Float 522
MC Mixed 525
78% 522 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 98.1%
Great: 100%
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 way above expectations (95th percentile)
72.7% Very good
Lighting 217
Reflection 204
Parallax 220
67% 214 fps
MRender 159
Gravity 219
Splatting 153
77% 177 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 72.7%
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 (3rd percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 708
Write 529
Mixed 546
132% 594 MB/s
4K Read 51.8
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 29.7
176% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 62.6
DQ Write 406
DQ Mixed 23.7
80% 164 MB/s
Poor: 155%
This bench: 122%
Great: 268%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$168
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 (33rd percentile)
77.9% Very good
Read 131
Write 140
Mixed 137
103% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.56
4K Mixed 0.18
73% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 77.9%
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
2133, 1600, 2133, 1600 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
88.3% Excellent
MC Read 31.6
MC Write 34
MC Mixed 28.8
90% 31.5 GB/s
SC Read 20
SC Write 24.6
SC Mixed 27.1
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 49.5
81% 49.5 ns
Poor: 76%
This bench: 88.3%
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 2,107 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: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,068
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