MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics82.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive154% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
7 months ago, 7 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory17.8 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateMar 13 '19 at 16:00
Run Duration189 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
73.8% Very good
1-Core 119
2-Core 221
81% 170 Pts
4-Core 414
8-Core 633
67% 523 Pts
64-Core 631
42% 631 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$480
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
Lighting 329
Reflection 303
Parallax 365
87% 332 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 305
Splatting 210
78% 239 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 89%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2018)-$92
374GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 609 627 626 621 615 617 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
154% Outstanding
Read 598
Write 536
Mixed 549
SusWrite 619
130% 575 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 58.4
190% 70.5 MB/s
DQ Read 761
DQ Write 718
DQ Mixed 859
612% 779 MB/s
Poor: 154%
This bench: 154%
Great: 273%
Crucial MX500 500GB-$61
260GB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 333 335 324 324 331 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 425
Write 390
Mixed 392
SusWrite 323
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 52.5
177% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 291
237% 338 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 108%
Great: 126%
Intel 535 Series 120GB-$135
90GB free
Firmware: RG21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 148 147 170 171 174 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
77.9% Very good
Read 358
Write 168
Mixed 219
SusWrite 160
50% 226 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 94.3
4K Mixed 40.8
146% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 213
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 56.8
80% 147 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 86%
Crucial MX200 250GB-$134
194GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 72 73 73 80 72 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
63.5% Good
Read 367
Write 221
Mixed 120
SusWrite 86.3
44% 199 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 73
4K Mixed 30
115% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 79.4
DQ Mixed 52.4
74% 142 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 63.5%
Great: 112%
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 32GB-$5
26GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3 11 11 13 12 11 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
26.6% Poor
Read 151
Write 11.2
Mixed 9.7
SusWrite 10.1
37% 45.5 MB/s
4K Read 10.6
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
39% 3.53 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 26.6%
Great: 27%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 3x8GB
3 of 4 slots used
24GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
55.7% Above average
MC Read 19.8
MC Write 19.8
MC Mixed 16.8
54% 18.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 18.9
SC Mixed 18
49% 17.1 GB/s
Latency 57.3
70% 57.3 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 55.7%
Great: 71%
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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 6,974 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $937
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