MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics103% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very 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 (40th 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
72.6% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 106
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 333
QC Float 343
QC Mixed 348
77% 342 Pts
MC Int 525
MC Float 568
MC Mixed 541
82% 545 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$390
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 330
Reflection 280
Parallax 310
100% 307 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 300
Splatting 233
105% 245 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 103%
Great: 108%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$100
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: 134%
WD Black 4TB (2016)-$197
948GB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 109 103 105 110 104 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th 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: 114%
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 (50th 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 (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) Builds (Compare 6,111 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: 75% - Very good Total price: $961
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HDDRAMUSB
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