MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 66.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics82% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 19 '19 at 09:29
Run Duration184 Seconds
Run User NAM-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790-$318
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
66.5% Good
1-Core 106
2-Core 199
73% 153 Pts
4-Core 348
8-Core 561
58% 455 Pts
64-Core 541
36% 541 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$369
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
82% Excellent
Lighting 330
Reflection 280
Parallax 310
84% 307 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 300
Splatting 233
79% 245 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 82%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
344GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 898 497 495 482 415 392 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 81% Great: 135%
WD Black 4TB (2016)-$174
948GB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 109 103 105 110 104 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
69.4% Good
Read 134
Write 150
Mixed 56
SusWrite 106
81% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.6
4K Mixed 0.7
223% 2.43 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1600 CL9 Series 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
57.1% Above average
MC Read 20.3
MC Write 20.9
MC Mixed 17.6
56% 19.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 19.7
SC Mixed 17.8
49% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 63.6
63% 63.6 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 64%
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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 7,216 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $952
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