MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
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 95.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics134% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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
17 days ago, 17 days ago, 16 days ago, 16 days ago, 16 days ago, 16 days ago, 15 days ago, 15 days ago, 15 days ago, 15 days ago, 15 days ago, 15 days ago, 15 days ago, 15 days ago, 15 days ago, 15 days ago, 15 days ago, 14 days ago, 7 days ago, 7 days ago, 7 days ago, 7 days ago, 7 days ago, 7 days ago, 7 days ago, 7 days ago, 7 days ago, 7 days ago, 7 days ago, 7 days ago, 6 days ago, 6 days ago, 6 days ago, 6 days ago, 6 days ago, 6 days ago, 6 days ago, 6 days ago, 5 days ago, 5 days ago, 5 days ago, 5 days ago, 5 days ago, 5 days ago, 5 days ago, 5 days ago, 5 days ago, 5 days ago, 5 days ago, 5 days ago, 5 days ago, 5 days ago, 5 days ago, 4 days ago, 4 days ago, 4 days ago, 4 days ago, 4 days ago, 4 days ago, 3 days ago, 3 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago, 1 day ago, 1 day ago, 1 day ago, 1 day ago, 1 day ago, 1 day ago, 1 day ago, 1 day ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 11:47
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-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-$376
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
95.8% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 132
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 475
QC Float 471
QC Mixed 479
108% 475 Pts
MC Int 646
MC Float 690
MC Mixed 673
100% 670 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 95.8%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$550
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Lighting 438
Reflection 386
Parallax 450
137% 425 fps
MRender 240
Gravity 415
Splatting 248
132% 301 fps
Poor: 91%
This bench: 134%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$137
359GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 412
Mixed 416
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 95.1
4K Mixed 49.5
177% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 127
143% 246 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 114%
Great: 116%
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$130
258GB free
Firmware: X41320RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
77.1% Very good
Read 495
Write 346
Mixed 345
88% 395 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 40.9
4K Mixed 17.6
79% 27.1 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 45
98% 205 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 77.1%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
72.1% Very good
MC Read 25
MC Write 26.4
MC Mixed 22.3
70% 24.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.7
SC Write 24.2
SC Mixed 23.6
63% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 48.6
82% 48.6 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 87%
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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 3,642 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: 82% - Excellent Total price: $860
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