MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics48.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive107% 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 (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 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 21:10
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
85.6% Excellent
Memory 97
1-Core 114
2-Core 226
86% 146 Pts
4-Core 428
8-Core 442
59% 435 Pts
64-Core 447
30% 447 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$126
CLim: 1345 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.6.2
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
48.6% Average
Lighting 187
Reflection 181
Parallax 253
49% 207 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 174
Splatting 130
49% 148 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 48.6%
Great: 50%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$75
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 538 334 54 108 108 81 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 547
Write 571
Mixed 507
SusWrite 204
103% 457 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 51
180% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 486
DQ Mixed 323
261% 362 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 107%
Great: 155%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$42
78GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 119 121 120 119 120 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
71.8% Very good
Read 130
Write 129
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 120
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
147% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 116%
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)
74.4% Very good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 23.3
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 23
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 50.3
80% 50.3 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 87%

 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 1,727 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $963
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