MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics69.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 13 '19 at 11:51
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 i5-4670K-$270
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 116
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 464
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 467
103% 453 Pts
MC Int 467
MC Float 448
MC Mixed 457
69% 458 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$220
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
69.6% Good
Lighting 272
Reflection 219
Parallax 230
80% 241 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 241
Splatting 0.3
62% 130 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$65
434GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 82 66 81 86 131 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
74.1% Very good
Read 167
Write 151
Mixed 95.6
SusWrite 91
93% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.2
246% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 108%
Maxtor 6L200M0 204GB-$39
48GB free
Firmware: BANC1G10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 38 40 40 40 40 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
25.3% Poor
Read 47.9
Write 45
Mixed 29.1
SusWrite 39.5
30% 40.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.5
136% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 25.3%
Great: 35%
WD Black 2.5" 500GB (2011)-$36
276GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 125 125 124 124 125 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
70.7% Very good
Read 122
Write 101
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 124
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 65%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
63.6% Good
MC Read 22
MC Write 22.9
MC Mixed 20.1
62% 21.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 20.9
58% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 57.7
69% 57.7 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 63.6%
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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