MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 84.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics101% 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 Drive103% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 (60%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150828
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '18 at 21:48
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU 60%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 i7-4770K-$458
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
84.7% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 119
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 422
QC Float 412
QC Mixed 420
95% 418 Pts
MC Int 558
MC Float 601
MC Mixed 584
87% 581 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$413
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
101% Outstanding
Lighting 326
Reflection 292
Parallax 308
99% 309 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 291
Splatting 226
103% 240 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 101%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$104
196GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 414
Mixed 421
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 96.6
4K Mixed 27.6
156% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 26.8
83% 181 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 103%
Great: 114%
WD Black 2TB (2010)-$155
2TB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
76.3% Very good
Read 132
Write 133
Mixed 126
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1.21
4K Write 2.36
4K Mixed 0.52
152% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
58% Above average
MC Read 20
MC Write 21.4
MC Mixed 17.6
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 17.7
53% 18.5 GB/s
Latency 61
66% 61 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 58%
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 4,062 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: 74% - Very good Total price: $961
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HDDRAMUSB
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