MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 64.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics116% 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.
Boot Drive149% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Very high background CPU (64%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory8.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime4.1 Days
Run DateJun 17 '19 at 16:10
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 64%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
64.2% Good
SC Int 103
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 94.9
81% 102 Pts
QC Int 338
QC Float 368
QC Mixed 317
77% 341 Pts
MC Int 433
MC Float 403
MC Mixed 382
61% 406 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Lighting 304
Reflection 287
Parallax 348
99% 313 fps
MRender 326
Gravity 347
Splatting 216
129% 296 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 116%
Great: 144%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$110
356GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 347 453 528 543 539 570 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
149% Outstanding
Read 658
Write 580
Mixed 589
SusWrite 497
131% 581 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 99.9
4K Mixed 64.1
192% 67.3 MB/s
DQ Read 774
DQ Write 617
DQ Mixed 1,033
681% 808 MB/s
Poor: 208%
This bench: 149%
Great: 336%
WD WD5000AACS-00ZUB0 500GB
1TB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 185 183 186 186 186 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
92.1% Outstanding
Read 135
Write 130
Mixed 28.5
SusWrite 185
86% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 1.9
356% 2.73 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 92.1%
Great: 50%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
65.9% Good
MC Read 22.6
MC Write 24.7
MC Mixed 21.6
66% 23 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 21.3
SC Mixed 20.7
57% 19.8 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 72%
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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 6,323 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: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,003
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