MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 46%
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 71.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics51.4% 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 Drive110% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 (15%). 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)
Memory13.2 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 19:44
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 15%

 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-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
71.1% Very good
1-Core 116
2-Core 229
81% 172 Pts
4-Core 450
8-Core 438
61% 444 Pts
64-Core 460
31% 460 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$126
CLim: 1335 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.9.3
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
51.4% Above average
Lighting 194
Reflection 182
Parallax 287
54% 221 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 177
Splatting 130
48% 149 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 50%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$90
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 535 340 108 108 122 68 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 574
Write 575
Mixed 517
SusWrite 214
105% 470 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 52.2
184% 69.4 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 490
DQ Mixed 324
263% 365 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 110%
Great: 202%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
573GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 181 184 185 185 185 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 187
Mixed 79
SusWrite 184
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 106%
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 (70th percentile)
75.2% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 24
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 23.2
62% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 48.8
82% 48.8 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 75.2%
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 6,990 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $939
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HDDRAMUSB
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