MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics65.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive106% 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)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateJan 16 '19 at 13:03
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 39%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 as expected (50th percentile)
79.7% Very good
SC Int 114
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 114
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 433
QC Mixed 406
97% 426 Pts
MC Int 434
MC Float 426
MC Mixed 427
64% 429 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$170
CLim: 1335 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.12.3
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
65.4% Good
Lighting 187
Reflection 177
Parallax 252
65% 206 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 183
Splatting 133
66% 152 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 64%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$43
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 282 208 152 248 100 108 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 572
Write 552
Mixed 501
SusWrite 183
101% 452 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 50.6
179% 67.8 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 476
DQ Mixed 314
256% 356 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 106%
Great: 194%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
322GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 165 163 164 165 165 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
89.8% Excellent
Read 149
Write 132
Mixed 83
SusWrite 164
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 89.8%
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 (67th percentile)
73.1% Very good
MC Read 25.2
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 23.7
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.2
SC Write 21.3
SC Mixed 22.4
60% 21 GB/s
Latency 49.7
80% 49.7 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 73.1%
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 6,337 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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