MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 87.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics50.9% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 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 21:30
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 19%

 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 (80th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
Memory 97.3
1-Core 114
2-Core 227
86% 146 Pts
4-Core 446
8-Core 448
61% 447 Pts
64-Core 445
30% 445 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$126
CLim: 1355 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.6.2
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
50.9% Above average
Lighting 188
Reflection 183
Parallax 254
50% 208 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 185
Splatting 130
51% 152 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 50%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$75
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 526 182 206 108 126 53 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 553
Write 575
Mixed 509
SusWrite 200
103% 459 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 51
179% 67.3 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 492
DQ Mixed 323
262% 364 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 107%
Great: 178%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$36
78GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 119 122 119 120 117 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
70.5% Very good
Read 126
Write 130
Mixed 77.8
SusWrite 120
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 70.5%
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 (73rd percentile)
75.1% Very good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 26.8
MC Mixed 24.3
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 19.5
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 24.3
62% 21.8 GB/s
Latency 49.3
81% 49.3 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 75.1%
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 8,990 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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $953
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