MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 77.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics65.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive93.1% 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 DateJan 16 '19 at 13:27
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 below expectations (38th percentile)
77.7% Very good
SC Int 110
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 111
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 409
QC Float 399
QC Mixed 397
91% 402 Pts
MC Int 408
MC Float 402
MC Mixed 402
61% 404 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$170
CLim: 1335 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.1.1
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
65.3% Good
Lighting 188
Reflection 175
Parallax 252
65% 205 fps
MRender 139
Gravity 184
Splatting 132
65% 151 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 64%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$43
155GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 220 184 117 267 90 118 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
Read 552
Write 545
Mixed 502
SusWrite 166
99% 441 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 44.9
156% 58.1 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 28
90% 195 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 194%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
322GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 165 165 164 164 163 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
92.8% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 163
Mixed 85
SusWrite 164
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 92.8%
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 as expected (60th percentile)
68.7% Good
MC Read 23.8
MC Write 25.6
MC Mixed 22.2
68% 23.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 20.2
SC Mixed 20.6
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 52.7
76% 52.7 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 68.7%
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 6,348 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: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,003
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