MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive69.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateJan 14 '18 at 14:29
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 138
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 480
QC Float 497
QC Mixed 502
112% 493 Pts
MC Int 684
MC Float 729
MC Mixed 719
106% 710 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 100%
Great: 97%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SHFS37A480G 480GB
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
69.8% Good
Read 506
Write 272
Mixed 299
79% 359 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 22.6
4K Mixed 20.9
88% 25.4 MB/s
DQ Read 196
DQ Write 91
DQ Mixed 48.3
61% 112 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 65%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
2TB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
85.3% Excellent
Read 160
Write 138
Mixed 145
111% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.56
4K Mixed 0.22
84% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 85.3%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT41GU6AFR8C-PB 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
32.8% Below average
MC Read 10.9
MC Write 10.6
MC Mixed 8.7
29% 10.1 GB/s
SC Read 10.6
SC Write 11.8
SC Mixed 10.8
32% 11.1 GB/s
Latency 62.6
64% 62.6 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 32.8%
Great: 34%
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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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