MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 92.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics75.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive59.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). 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)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 02:55
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.05 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 132
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 500
QC Float 504
QC Mixed 454
110% 486 Pts
MC Int 644
MC Float 679
MC Mixed 675
100% 666 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$220
Asus(1043 85ED) 3GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2202 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
75.7% Very good
Lighting 232
Reflection 199
Parallax 214
70% 215 fps
MRender 169
Gravity 219
Splatting 174
80% 187 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 60GB-$32
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 505ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
59.6% Above average
Read 466
Write 79.4
Mixed 129
48% 225 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 74.9
4K Mixed 18.9
115% 42.6 MB/s
DQ Read 35
DQ Write 76
DQ Mixed 27.2
29% 46.1 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 59.6%
Great: 68%
WD WD10EACS-00ZJB0 1TB
914GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
41.5% Average
Read 90.4
Write 53.7
Mixed 67
53% 70.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.26
4K Mixed 0.4
111% 1.09 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 41.5%
Great: 51%
Seagate ST9640320AS 640GB-$121
119GB free
Firmware: 0002HPM1 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
36% Below average
Read 66.8
Write 58.6
Mixed 58.6
46% 61.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 0.89
4K Mixed 0.3
65% 0.52 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 36%
Great: 47%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1615 MHz
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
33.7% Below average
MC Read 11.1
MC Write 11.1
MC Mixed 9.2
30% 10.5 GB/s
SC Read 10.3
SC Write 10.8
SC Mixed 11.1
31% 10.7 GB/s
Latency 59.5
67% 59.5 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 33.7%
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 4,704 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $930
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