MSI Z97 U3 PLUS (MS-7922)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics23.1% 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 Drive69% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Very high background CPU (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7922
MotherboardMSI Z97 U3 PLUS (MS-7922)  (all builds)
Memory1.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime8.3 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 00:11
Run Duration252 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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-$352
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
75.4% Very good
SC Int 98.4
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 105
83% 103 Pts
QC Int 346
QC Float 364
QC Mixed 371
82% 360 Pts
MC Int 564
MC Float 569
MC Mixed 550
84% 561 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti-$110
CLim: 1333 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
23.1% Poor
Lighting 69.4
Reflection 45.4
Parallax 72.6
22% 62.5 fps
MRender 54.2
Gravity 70.9
Splatting 39.9
24% 55 fps
Poor: 17%
This bench: 23.1%
Great: 25%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$109
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR050 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
69% Good
Read 472
Write 336
Mixed 334
84% 380 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 68.9
4K Mixed 8.04
78% 32.4 MB/s
DQ Read 176
DQ Write 173
DQ Mixed 14.5
55% 121 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 69%
Great: 100%
WD WD10EACS-00ZJB0 1TB
467GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
31% Below average
Read 53.4
Write 54.1
Mixed 47.4
39% 51.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.88
4K Mixed 0.28
83% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 31%
Great: 51%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$70
356GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
69.3% Good
Read 135
Write 106
Mixed 105
87% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.11
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.42
130% 1.18 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 75%
Kingston DataTraveler G3 16GB
11GB free, PID 1643
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
7.71% Terrible
Read 25.1
Write 8.95
Mixed 11.3
16% 15.1 MB/s
4K Read 8.3
4K Write 0.05
4K Mixed 0.02
33% 2.79 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 7.71%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 1315 BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 1315 CT102464BA160B.C16 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
38.2% Below average
MC Read 13.6
MC Write 13.3
MC Mixed 11.1
36% 12.7 GB/s
SC Read 11.2
SC Write 11.2
SC Mixed 12
33% 11.5 GB/s
Latency 70.9
56% 70.9 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 38.2%
Great: 57%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97 U3 PLUS (MS-7922) Builds (Compare 168 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 U3 PLUS (MS-7922) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $845
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