MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 78.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics49.3% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 Drive107% 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)
Memory12.9 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 18:56
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
78.1% Very good
1-Core 116
2-Core 228
81% 172 Pts
4-Core 446
8-Core 451
61% 448 Pts
64-Core 452
30% 452 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$126
CLim: 1340 MHz, MLim: 1760 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.9.3
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
49.3% Average
Lighting 188
Reflection 178
Parallax 252
52% 206 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 173
Splatting 126
46% 145 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 49.3%
Great: 50%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$113
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 530 347 4.6 52 106 106 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 568
Write 564
Mixed 510
SusWrite 191
103% 458 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 50.5
178% 67.4 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 488
DQ Mixed 316
258% 360 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 107%
Great: 209%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$39
573GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 182 184 182 184 184 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 178
Mixed 86.1
SusWrite 183
117% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 57%
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 (71st percentile)
75.3% Very good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 24
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 23.5
62% 21.8 GB/s
Latency 49.4
81% 49.4 ns
Poor: 37%
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.

Typical Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) Builds (Compare 7,203 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $952
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