MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 88.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics61.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive82.4% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/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)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150828
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '18 at 22:37
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
SC Int 128
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 128
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 456
QC Float 477
QC Mixed 442
104% 458 Pts
MC Int 483
MC Float 478
MC Mixed 495
73% 485 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
Nvidia(10DE 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
61.8% Good
Lighting 177
Reflection 158
Parallax 160
53% 165 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 192
Splatting 130
68% 158 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$65
45GB free
Firmware: Z22000RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
82.4% Excellent
Read 487
Write 367
Mixed 410
94% 422 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 4.34
110% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 170
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 24.9
80% 168 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 82%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$84
290GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
70.2% Very good
Read 121
Write 124
Mixed 89.7
83% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.2
83% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/4G KHX1600C9D3/4GX KHX1600C10D3/4G KHX1600C9D3/4GX 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
61.2% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 22.8
MC Mixed 18.1
60% 20.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 22.7
SC Mixed 18.6
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 61.7
65% 61.7 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 62%
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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 4,055 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $961
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