MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
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 84.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics19% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory9.5 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 21:16
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User BGD-User
Background CPU5%

 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-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
84.9% Excellent
SC Int 117
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 118
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 404
QC Mixed 419
92% 406 Pts
MC Int 588
MC Float 631
MC Mixed 623
92% 614 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GT 1030
Gigabyte(1458 3767) 2GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
19% Very poor
Lighting 58.8
Reflection 39.5
Parallax 58.8
18% 52.4 fps
MRender 34.9
Gravity 55.8
Splatting 46.5
20% 45.7 fps
Poor: 15%
This bench: 19%
Great: 20%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$55
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 82 60 56 86 88 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
49.5% Average
Read 103
Write 108
Mixed 72.2
SusWrite 69.5
65% 88.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
178% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 49.5%
Great: 88%
USB FLASH DRIVE 16GB
6GB free, PID b113
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.2 8.7 11 9.8 11 10 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
6.28% Terrible
Read 18.2
Write 1.5
Mixed 7.8
SusWrite 9.9
11% 9.35 MB/s
4K Read 6.3
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
23% 2.1 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 6.28%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 9DNCBNZE-TATP 0610 9DHTBNZE-TATP Hynix DMT325U6BFR8C-H9 Hynix DMT325U6BFR8C-H9 12GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 2048, 2048 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
52.3% Above average
MC Read 18
MC Write 18.6
MC Mixed 15.8
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 17.7
51% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 66.4
60% 66.4 ns
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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 4,452 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $763
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