MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
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 81.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics106% 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 Drive113% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 09:01
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User NAM-User
Background CPU10%

 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
81.5% Excellent
SC Int 114
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 112
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 408
QC Float 413
QC Mixed 409
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 510
MC Float 586
MC Mixed 556
82% 551 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$350
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 324
Reflection 295
Parallax 355
104% 325 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 307
Splatting 236
107% 250 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 106%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$98
353GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 415 438 466 471 470 469 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 488
Write 464
Mixed 396
SusWrite 455
102% 451 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 49.8
184% 65.8 MB/s
DQ Read 275
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 155
125% 180 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 113%
Great: 134%
WD Black 4TB (2016)-$165
1.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 152 155 157 151 149 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
68.8% Good
Read 85
Write 138
Mixed 52
SusWrite 154
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.7
210% 2.23 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1600 CL9 Series 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
56.2% Above average
MC Read 20.1
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 18.1
56% 19.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 17.6
SC Mixed 15.8
45% 15.9 GB/s
Latency 72.8
55% 72.8 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 64%
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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 3,992 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: 86% - Excellent Total price: $807
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CPUGPUSSD
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Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
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