MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics99.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at 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. How to reduce background CPU.
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 as expected (44th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$224
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
74.6% Very good
Memory 92
1-Core 94.9
2-Core 216
78% 134 Pts
4-Core 317
8-Core 413
48% 365 Pts
64-Core 382
26% 382 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 91%
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 below potential (17th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
99.3% Outstanding
Lighting 304
Reflection 287
Parallax 348
80% 313 fps
MRender 326
Gravity 347
Splatting 216
101% 296 fps
Poor: 92%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 119%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$120
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: 211%
This bench: 149%
Great: 334%
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: 24%
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 (81st 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: 29%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 71%
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 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 9,253 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $135

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