MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 81.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics48% 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 Drive103% 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)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateDec 25 '18 at 13:54
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 above expectations (82nd percentile)
81.4% Excellent
1-Core 120
2-Core 236
84% 178 Pts
4-Core 467
8-Core 471
64% 469 Pts
64-Core 467
31% 467 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$126
CLim: 1335 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.12.3
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
48% Average
Lighting 180
Reflection 171
Parallax 242
49% 197 fps
MRender 133
Gravity 176
Splatting 124
46% 144 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 48%
Great: 50%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$113
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 478 360 100 100 74 100 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 546
Write 542
Mixed 487
SusWrite 202
100% 444 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 48.5
170% 64 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 467
DQ Mixed 307
250% 348 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 103%
Great: 209%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$39
573GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 188 190 186 189 191 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 135
Mixed 86.5
SusWrite 189
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 109%
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 (64th percentile)
70.8% Very good
MC Read 24.9
MC Write 26.1
MC Mixed 22.9
70% 24.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 21.8
SC Mixed 21.1
58% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 52.8
76% 52.8 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 70.8%
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 7,203 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $952
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