MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. 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 73.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics50.4% 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 Drive104% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 19 '19 at 21:07
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
73.4% Very good
1-Core 108
2-Core 220
77% 164 Pts
4-Core 422
8-Core 394
56% 408 Pts
64-Core 375
25% 375 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$126
CLim: 1335 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.6.2
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
50.4% Above average
Lighting 187
Reflection 181
Parallax 276
52% 215 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 179
Splatting 128
48% 149 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 50%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$113
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 260 92 194 82 220 55 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 558
Write 570
Mixed 503
SusWrite 150
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 50.7
179% 67.3 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 488
DQ Mixed 321
261% 363 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 104%
Great: 209%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$39
78GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 121 122 119 120 118 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
71.6% Very good
Read 129
Write 129
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 120
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
118% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 71.6%
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 (66th percentile)
71.7% Very good
MC Read 24.6
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 23.3
71% 25 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 21.6
57% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 51.1
78% 51.1 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 86%
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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 7,225 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
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