MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 86.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics68.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive49.4% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory14.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 15:38
Run Duration165 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
86.6% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 115
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 471
QC Float 453
QC Mixed 456
104% 460 Pts
MC Int 462
MC Float 459
MC Mixed 470
70% 464 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
Nvidia(10DE 13C2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1592 MHz, MLim: 1852 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
68.4% Good
Lighting 203
Reflection 188
Parallax 228
66% 206 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 192
Splatting 133
70% 163 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Spcc Solid State Disk 120GB
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S9FM02.8 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
49.4% Average
Read 449
Write 152
Mixed 209
59% 270 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 60.6
4K Mixed 5.76
74% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 22.9
DQ Write 53.4
DQ Mixed 5.82
14% 27.4 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 88%
Hitachi HUA723020ALA640 2TB-$54
5.5TB free
Firmware: MK7OAA10 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
Read 148
Write 138
Mixed 112
99% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.48
130% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 86%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
5.5TB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
Read 159
Write 142
Mixed 117
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 2.16
4K Mixed 0.44
126% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 106%
Seagate ST33000651AS 3TB-$161
5.5TB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
81.2% Excellent
Read 142
Write 141
Mixed 119
100% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.42
127% 1.19 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
72.4% Very good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 22.3
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 23.2
61% 21.4 GB/s
Latency 54.7
73% 54.7 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 71%
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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 4,261 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $135

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