MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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. 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 80.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics59.5% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4670K-$280
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
80.4% Excellent
1-Core 116
2-Core 233
82% 175 Pts
4-Core 467
8-Core 460
64% 464 Pts
64-Core 457
31% 457 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$210
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
59.5% Above average
Lighting 272
Reflection 219
Parallax 230
68% 241 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 241
Splatting 0.3
48% 130 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$69
434GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 82 66 81 86 131 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd 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: 55%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 106%
Maxtor 6L200M0 204GB-$44
48GB free
Firmware: BANC1G10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 38 40 40 40 40 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th 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)-$35
276GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 125 125 124 124 125 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th 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: 25%
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: 43%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 64%
Take a copy of your results

 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
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $210AMD RX 5700 $370Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $340AMD RX 590 $186Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $51
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback