MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 99.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive108% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
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 couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 15:17
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$324
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 134
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 520
QC Float 504
QC Mixed 501
115% 508 Pts
MC Int 673
MC Float 724
MC Mixed 709
105% 702 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 98%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 316 302 178 141 129 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 488
Mixed 410
SusWrite 244
92% 412 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 64.5
221% 79.3 MB/s
DQ Read 47.1
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 62.8
54% 78 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 108%
Great: 124%
Seagate ST3500412AS 500GB
220GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 82 82 81 82 82 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
47.8% Average
Read 84.8
Write 83.5
Mixed 47.5
SusWrite 81.6
54% 74.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 47.8%
Great: 62%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
850GB free
Firmware: CC27
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 164 164 166 165 163 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
92.6% Outstanding
Read 158
Write 157
Mixed 59
SusWrite 164
98% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 92.6%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2200 MHz
Performing below potential (20th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
44.1% Average
MC Read 15.2
MC Write 14.5
MC Mixed 11.4
39% 13.7 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 16.2
SC Mixed 14.8
43% 14.9 GB/s
Latency 49.3
81% 49.3 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 44.1%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $889
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