MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (8th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 92 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 38.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics52.5% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 (62%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
8 days ago, 6 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory8.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150415
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 17:30
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User LTU-User
Background CPU 62%

 PC Performing way below expectations (8th 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 i5-4690-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
38.4% Below average
SC Int 62.9
SC Float 65.8
SC Mixed 63
51% 63.9 Pts
QC Int 166
QC Float 180
QC Mixed 180
40% 175 Pts
MC Int 211
MC Float 212
MC Mixed 213
32% 212 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 38.4%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$300
Asus(1043 0505) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1305 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.3.4
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
52.5% Above average
Lighting 143
Reflection 150
Parallax 200
50% 164 fps
MRender 126
Gravity 140
Splatting 114
54% 127 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
13GB free
Firmware: 583ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 28% Great: 64%
Toshiba DT01ACA050 500GB-$33
37GB free
Firmware: MS1OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
56.8% Above average
Read 92.2
Write 106
Mixed 94.9
74% 97.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 0.45
4K Mixed 0.15
50% 0.4 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Savage DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (13th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
44.8% Average
MC Read 15.8
MC Write 20.8
MC Mixed 16.4
50% 17.7 GB/s
SC Read 7.3
SC Write 9.7
SC Mixed 5.3
21% 7.43 GB/s
Latency 199
20% 199 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 44.8%
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 3,877 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $952
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