MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
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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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics66.5% 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
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 25 '18 at 19:17
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 (64th percentile)
83.2% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 116
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 455
QC Float 446
QC Mixed 427
100% 443 Pts
MC Int 456
MC Float 450
MC Mixed 461
68% 456 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$170
CLim: 1400 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.9.3
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
66.5% Good
Lighting 194
Reflection 187
Parallax 266
68% 216 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 179
Splatting 134
65% 152 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 66.5%
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: 531 347 109 108 116 74 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 575
Write 573
Mixed 510
SusWrite 214
105% 468 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 51
177% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 489
DQ Mixed 322
262% 363 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 108%
Great: 194%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
573GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 183 182 184 185 185 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 192
Write 187
Mixed 81.3
SusWrite 184
117% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 108%
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)
74.5% Very good
MC Read 25.6
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 24.5
73% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 20
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 24.3
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 48.9
82% 48.9 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 74.5%
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 6,330 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,003
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