MSI Z97 U3 PLUS (MS-7922)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 77.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics59.7% 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)
Boot Drive51.7% 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.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7922
MotherboardMSI Z97 U3 PLUS (MS-7922)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140512
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 11:54
Run Duration265 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$320
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
77.2% Very good
SC Int 110
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 117
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 361
QC Float 387
QC Mixed 360
84% 369 Pts
MC Int 569
MC Float 568
MC Mixed 590
86% 576 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
59.7% Above average
Lighting 174
Reflection 169
Parallax 188
55% 177 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 167
Splatting 126
63% 147 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 59.7%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 120GB-$29
112GB free
Firmware: SBFK71E0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
65.9% Good
Read 449
Write 263
Mixed 294
74% 335 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 66.6
4K Mixed 4.63
86% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 157
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 6.57
56% 128 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 71%
WD Green 120GB (2016)-$40
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z3311000 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
51.7% Above average
Read 476
Write 123
Mixed 198
58% 266 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 40
4K Mixed 3.45
66% 23.4 MB/s
DQ Read 178
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 3.25
45% 108 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 68%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$56
2TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 185
Mixed 177
137% 182 MB/s
4K Read 1.16
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.2
105% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 106%
Great: 110%
Kingston DataTraveler 410 8GB
7GB free, PID 161a
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
8.02% Terrible
Read 29.6
Write 7.99
Mixed 11.2
17% 16.3 MB/s
4K Read 6.94
4K Write 0.11
4K Mixed 0.02
30% 2.36 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 8.02%
Great: 11%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
58% Above average
MC Read 19.1
MC Write 21.4
MC Mixed 18.1
56% 19.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 21.2
SC Mixed 19.2
54% 18.8 GB/s
Latency 60.5
66% 60.5 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 U3 PLUS (MS-7922) Builds (Compare 168 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 U3 PLUS (MS-7922) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $823
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