MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics71.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 20:34
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User LVA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing way above expectations (88th 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-$177
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 126
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 502
QC Float 483
QC Mixed 492
112% 492 Pts
MC Int 498
MC Float 479
MC Mixed 475
73% 484 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1630 MHz, MLim: 1952 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
71.4% Very good
Lighting 218
Reflection 172
Parallax 197
65% 196 fps
MRender 169
Gravity 214
Splatting 144
76% 176 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 240GB-$87
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.Y
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 449 6.1 427 297 117 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 496
Mixed 323
SusWrite 277
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 43
165% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 69
129% 256 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 103%
Great: 112%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
888GB free
Firmware: CC4D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 203 204 204 208 204 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 143
Mixed 85
SusWrite 204
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
160% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 111%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CT102464BD160B.C16 Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8GX 16GB
1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
67.4% Good
MC Read 24.2
MC Write 25.7
MC Mixed 19.9
66% 23.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 23.3
SC Mixed 21.7
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 60.3
66% 60.3 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 67.4%
Great: 61%
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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 5,701 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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