MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 69.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics8.55% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit couleurs, 1440 x 900 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '19 at 10:52
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 i5-4460-$137
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
69.4% Good
SC Int 98.1
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 97.2
79% 98.5 Pts
QC Int 366
QC Float 363
QC Mixed 357
82% 362 Pts
MC Int 362
MC Float 359
MC Mixed 362
54% 361 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 640
MSI(1462 8A92) 2GB
CLim: 901 MHz, MLim: 405 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.59
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
8.55% Terrible
Lighting 21.5
Reflection 16.4
Parallax 20.9
7% 19.6 fps
MRender 15.9
Gravity 30.5
Splatting 23.2
10% 23.2 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 8.55%
Great: 11%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
349GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 108 111 112 109 113 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
77.5% Very good
Read 160
Write 156
Mixed 104
SusWrite 109
98% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 108%
WD Green 500GB (2009)-$20
420GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 72 72 73 73 73 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
45.3% Average
Read 85.2
Write 79.6
Mixed 63.2
SusWrite 72.4
56% 75.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 45.3%
Great: 55%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905402-665.A00LF 9905402-665.A00LF 9905402-669.A00LF 9905402-669.A00LF 16GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
52.4% Above average
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 18.9
MC Mixed 16.4
51% 17.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 18.2
SC Mixed 17.5
48% 16.7 GB/s
Latency 69.1
58% 69.1 ns
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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 5,679 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: 74% - Very good Total price: $974
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