MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics63.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime6.9 Days
Run DateNov 11 '18 at 14:40
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
78.3% Very good
SC Int 114
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 116
80% 116 Pts
QC Int 462
QC Float 452
QC Mixed 446
81% 453 Pts
MC Int 451
MC Float 462
MC Mixed 459
31% 457 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$170
CLim: 1335 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
63.8% Good
Lighting 187
Reflection 176
Parallax 254
65% 206 fps
MRender 139
Gravity 171
Splatting 128
63% 146 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 64%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$43
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 445 252 195 108 112 78 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 572
Write 554
Mixed 500
SusWrite 198
102% 456 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 51.1
181% 68.6 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 477
DQ Mixed 307
253% 354 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 108%
Great: 197%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
573GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 183 182 183 185 185 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 198
Write 197
Mixed 81.3
SusWrite 184
120% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 109%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
75.3% Very good
MC Read 27
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 24.3
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 22.1
60% 21 GB/s
Latency 49.4
81% 49.4 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 86%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) Builds (Compare 6,369 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,003
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HDDRAMUSB
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