MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 76.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics50.5% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 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.
Very high background CPU (39%). 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)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 28 '18 at 17:58
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 39%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
76.8% Very good
1-Core 125
2-Core 246
87% 186 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 481
66% 482 Pts
64-Core 493
33% 493 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$160
CLim: 1335 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.9.3
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
50.5% Above average
Lighting 192
Reflection 180
Parallax 257
52% 209 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 178
Splatting 130
48% 150 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 50.5%
Great: 49%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$34
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 163 201 282 126 108 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 570
Write 556
Mixed 511
SusWrite 175
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 50.9
178% 66.4 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 471
DQ Mixed 318
257% 355 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 105%
Great: 183%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
567GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 184 183 182 185 186 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 176
Mixed 77.7
SusWrite 184
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
147% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 64%
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 (74th percentile)
76.2% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 24.5
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 23.5
64% 22.6 GB/s
Latency 49
82% 49 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 87%
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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 6,620 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $968
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