MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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.
Graphics65.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive106% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
High background CPU (21%). 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)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 08 '19 at 19:00
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
SC Int 117
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 116
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 477
QC Float 457
QC Mixed 467
106% 467 Pts
MC Int 471
MC Float 454
MC Mixed 466
70% 464 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$170
CLim: 1325 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.4.1
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
65.2% Good
Lighting 191
Reflection 179
Parallax 251
66% 207 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 182
Splatting 129
65% 150 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 65%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$44
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 379 276 107 86 85 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 558
Write 501
Mixed 490
SusWrite 190
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 51.9
180% 68.3 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 456
DQ Mixed 313
253% 350 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 106%
Great: 152%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$44
188GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 142 140 141 140 142 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
84.3% Excellent
Read 152
Write 152
Mixed 83.7
SusWrite 142
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 84.3%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
74.9% Very good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 27.6
MC Mixed 23.8
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 23.2
61% 21.4 GB/s
Latency 48.9
82% 48.9 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 87%
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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 6,149 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: $957
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