MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 92.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics141% 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 Drive94.6% 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
6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 07:51
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
92.6% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 131
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 455
QC Float 472
QC Mixed 454
104% 460 Pts
MC Int 636
MC Float 688
MC Mixed 672
100% 665 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 92.6%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$490
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2677 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
141% Outstanding
Lighting 472
Reflection 412
Parallax 440
142% 441 fps
MRender 258
Gravity 439
Splatting 265
140% 320 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 141%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$120
335GB free
Firmware: X41320RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
82.9% Excellent
Read 499
Write 353
Mixed 332
87% 395 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 50.4
4K Mixed 21.7
99% 33.8 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 44.8
93% 192 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 108%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$121
305GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
94.6% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 406
Mixed 414
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 26.7
156% 57.6 MB/s
DQ Read 46.2
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 27.4
35% 59.5 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 94.6%
Great: 134%
WD Blue 2.5" 320GB (2010)-$40
87GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
34.6% Below average
Read 70.7
Write 50.1
Mixed 53.8
44% 58.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 0.31
4K Mixed 0.15
39% 0.28 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 34.6%
Great: 48%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GBH2X04E99927-15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
60.6% Good
MC Read 20.4
MC Write 22.1
MC Mixed 18.4
58% 20.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 23.8
SC Mixed 19.9
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 57.8
69% 57.8 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 63%
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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 4,236 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $953
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