MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 92.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics133% 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 Drive132% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
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SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory29.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 15 '18 at 00:37
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing way above expectations (88th 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, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
92.8% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 90.5
SC Mixed 127
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 478
QC Float 449
QC Mixed 463
105% 464 Pts
MC Int 639
MC Float 681
MC Mixed 669
99% 663 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 92.8%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$73
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
133% Outstanding
Lighting 433
Reflection 390
Parallax 411
132% 411 fps
MRender 243
Gravity 417
Splatting 252
133% 304 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 133%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$102
344GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 473 478 484 490 489 490 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
132% Outstanding
Read 490
Write 486
Mixed 411
SusWrite 484
106% 468 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 62
212% 75.5 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 364
274% 366 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 132%
Great: 133%
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$95
378GB free
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 468 449 310 308 292 291 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 480
Mixed 353
SusWrite 353
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 51.6
183% 67.1 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 251
213% 314 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 114%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
70% Good
MC Read 24.9
MC Write 25.5
MC Mixed 21.1
68% 23.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.5
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 24.5
64% 22.6 GB/s
Latency 54.2
74% 54.2 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 70%
Great: 72%
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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 4,205 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $885
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