MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics33.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive114% 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory14.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime6.6 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 09:56
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 20%

 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-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
78.7% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 106
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 413
QC Float 406
QC Mixed 413
93% 411 Pts
MC Int 415
MC Float 410
MC Mixed 413
62% 413 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
CLim: 1405 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.59
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
33.9% Below average
Lighting 128
Reflection 111
Parallax 118
38% 119 fps
MRender 12.8
Gravity 116
Splatting 78
30% 69 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 33.9%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 414
Mixed 414
99% 445 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 99.3
4K Mixed 44.8
179% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 110
138% 247 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 114%
Great: 125%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
461GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
86.5% Excellent
Read 171
Write 130
Mixed 126
107% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.26
98% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 1315 ST102464BA160B.16F 1315 BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 1315 ST102464BA160B.16F 32GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
59.3% Above average
MC Read 21.3
MC Write 22.8
MC Mixed 17.7
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 20
SC Mixed 18.6
51% 17.8 GB/s
Latency 68.3
59% 68.3 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 59%
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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 4,243 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $953
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