MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 74.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics62.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive105% 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 (14%). 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)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 25 '18 at 08:07
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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-$242
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
74.7% Very good
1-Core 122
2-Core 232
84% 177 Pts
4-Core 465
8-Core 482
64% 474 Pts
64-Core 464
31% 464 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$170
CLim: 1335 MHz, MLim: 1755 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.9.3
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
62.9% Good
Lighting 187
Reflection 176
Parallax 248
65% 204 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 171
Splatting 126
62% 143 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 64%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$34
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 214 102 226 64 127 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 560
Write 571
Mixed 519
SusWrite 170
102% 455 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 50.5
178% 67.1 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 486
DQ Mixed 323
262% 362 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 105%
Great: 205%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
573GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 183 183 183 185 185 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 181
Mixed 82.9
SusWrite 184
117% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 108%
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 (73rd percentile)
74.6% Very good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 24
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 21.1
60% 21 GB/s
Latency 49.2
81% 49.2 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 74.6%
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 6,572 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $986
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