MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 81.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics49.8% 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 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 DateDec 02 '18 at 17:51
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 4.5 GHz, turbo 5.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
1-Core 132
2-Core 262
93% 197 Pts
4-Core 514
8-Core 518
70% 516 Pts
64-Core 509
34% 509 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$126
CLim: 1335 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.12.1
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
49.8% Average
Lighting 190
Reflection 179
Parallax 252
52% 207 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 174
Splatting 128
47% 147 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 50%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$90
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 506 259 158 107 126 64 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 570
Write 571
Mixed 513
SusWrite 203
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 51.3
181% 68.6 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 486
DQ Mixed 315
258% 360 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 108%
Great: 202%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
567GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 161 159 165 165 167 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
95.2% Outstanding
Read 169
Write 150
Mixed 84.7
SusWrite 163
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
128% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 95.2%
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% Very good
MC Read 26.1
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 24
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 24.5
SC Mixed 22.3
63% 22.1 GB/s
Latency 48.4
83% 48.4 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 75%
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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