MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 78.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics64.1% 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)
Memory13.4 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 18:59
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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)
78.5% Very good
SC Int 115
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 116
80% 115 Pts
QC Int 452
QC Float 448
QC Mixed 448
81% 450 Pts
MC Int 447
MC Float 445
MC Mixed 453
30% 448 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$170
CLim: 1340 MHz, MLim: 1760 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.9.3
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
64.1% Good
Lighting 189
Reflection 178
Parallax 258
66% 208 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 175
Splatting 126
63% 145 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 64%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$43
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 527 339 126 108 81 92 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 567
Write 573
Mixed 509
SusWrite 212
104% 465 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 50.8
179% 68 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 487
DQ Mixed 319
259% 360 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 108%
Great: 197%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
573GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 181 182 183 184 183 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 198
Write 187
Mixed 79.1
SusWrite 182
118% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 109%
Great: 115%
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)
75.1% Very good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 27.6
MC Mixed 24.6
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 22.4
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 49.8
80% 49.8 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 75.1%
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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