MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics73.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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 (20%). 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)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 01:47
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User SAU-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 i5-4590-$242
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
76% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 104
83% 103 Pts
QC Int 395
QC Float 387
QC Mixed 396
89% 393 Pts
MC Int 397
MC Float 385
MC Mixed 393
59% 392 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 76%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
MSI(1462 328D) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
73.7% Very good
Lighting 233
Reflection 196
Parallax 238
73% 222 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 212
Splatting 165
74% 174 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 75%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
468GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 116 136 135 135 133 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
79.1% Very good
Read 147
Write 81
Mixed 70.2
SusWrite 129
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CML8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMY8GX3M2A1866C9 0215 CML8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMY8GX3M2A1866C9 16GB
1600, 1333, 1600, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
51.2% Above average
MC Read 17.7
MC Write 19.2
MC Mixed 16.1
50% 17.7 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 17.4
SC Mixed 15.6
44% 15.5 GB/s
Latency 73.9
54% 73.9 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 53%
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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 3,976 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $807
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