MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics82.1% 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 Drive138% 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.
Run History
8 months ago, 8 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory20.6 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 16:10
Run Duration269 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 above expectations (76th percentile)
83.5% Excellent
1-Core 124
2-Core 247
87% 186 Pts
4-Core 464
8-Core 653
72% 558 Pts
64-Core 649
44% 649 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 92%
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 (81st percentile)
82.1% Excellent
Lighting 330
Reflection 304
Parallax 335
86% 323 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 305
Splatting 207
78% 238 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 88%
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: 575 597 608 624 620 621 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
138% Outstanding
Read 552
Write 542
Mixed 545
SusWrite 607
127% 562 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 63
196% 72.5 MB/s
DQ Read 26.2
DQ Write 728
DQ Mixed 621
409% 458 MB/s
Poor: 156%
This bench: 138%
Great: 277%
Crucial MX500 500GB-$60
260GB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 237 241 266 332 325 312 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 457
Write 404
Mixed 399
SusWrite 286
87% 386 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 53.1
175% 65.8 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 211
199% 311 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 107%
Great: 125%
Intel 535 Series 120GB-$146
90GB free
Firmware: RG21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 164 169 169 159 183 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
81.3% Excellent
Read 391
Write 204
Mixed 214
SusWrite 168
54% 244 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 36.2
152% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 131
119% 182 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 86%
Crucial MX200 250GB-$134
194GB free
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 242 245 185 50 76 76 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
74.9% Very good
Read 361
Write 222
Mixed 151
SusWrite 146
49% 220 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 34.6
142% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 167
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 102
101% 160 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 111%
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 32GB-$4
26GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3 11 11 13 12 11 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
17.7% Very poor
Read 93.5
Write 11.7
Mixed 8.5
SusWrite 10.1
28% 30.9 MB/s
4K Read 8.2
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
30% 2.73 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 17.7%
Great: 28%
Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 8GB
5GB free, PID 6545, kingston datatraveler usb 2.0
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.2 5.3 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Read 18.5
Write 7.2
Mixed 4.3
SusWrite 4.9
10% 8.73 MB/s
4K Read 2.3
4K Mixed 0
13% 1.15 MB/s
Poor: 4% Great: 6%
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 16GB-$4
0GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 128
Write 19.5
Mixed 30.7
55% 59.6 MB/s
4K Read 9.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 1.1
93% 3.77 MB/s
Poor: 5% Great: 24%
Samsung Type-C 128GB
119GB free, PID 1000, samsung duo plus 128gb
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 42 42 39 43 42 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Read 285
Write 54.2
Mixed 138
SusWrite 42.4
141% 130 MB/s
4K Read 11.2
4K Write 15
4K Mixed 8.9
854% 11.7 MB/s
DQ Read 16.8
DQ Write 17.4
DQ Mixed 11.3
1,038% 15.2 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 106%
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 (67th percentile)
58.1% Above average
MC Read 20.6
MC Write 20.3
MC Mixed 17.5
56% 19.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 21.1
SC Mixed 19.3
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 55.8
72% 55.8 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 58.1%
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 7,230 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

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