MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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. 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 76.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics49.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 24 '18 at 13:16
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
76.2% Very good
1-Core 120
2-Core 238
84% 179 Pts
4-Core 478
8-Core 487
66% 482 Pts
64-Core 494
33% 494 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$170
CLim: 1335 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.9.3
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
49.1% Average
Lighting 187
Reflection 178
Parallax 249
51% 205 fps
MRender 139
Gravity 171
Splatting 128
46% 146 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 49%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$34
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 448 243 186 108 96 77 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 574
Write 557
Mixed 507
SusWrite 193
103% 458 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 51.5
182% 69 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 477
DQ Mixed 302
250% 352 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 108%
Great: 188%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
573GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 183 183 183 184 183 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 192
Write 188
Mixed 85.1
SusWrite 183
118% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 107%
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 (75th percentile)
75.8% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 24.1
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 24.3
65% 22.6 GB/s
Latency 49
82% 49 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 75.8%
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 6,612 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $968
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