MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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. 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 62.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics26.7% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive101% 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 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateJun 20 '19 at 18:26
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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 below expectations (35th percentile)
62.8% Good
1-Core 114
2-Core 227
80% 171 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 451
54% 407 Pts
64-Core 446
30% 446 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$148
CLim: 1355 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.6.2
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
26.7% Poor
Lighting 5.3
Reflection 164
Parallax 256
13% 142 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 168
Splatting 120
45% 140 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 26.7%
Great: 50%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$90
65GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 185 12 11 11 11 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 556
Write 553
Mixed 494
SusWrite 96
95% 425 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 51.3
181% 68.5 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 476
DQ Mixed 302
250% 352 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 101%
Great: 200%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$39
78GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 120 121 120 122 122 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
72% Very good
Read 130
Write 71.3
Mixed 77.4
SusWrite 121
74% 99.9 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
147% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 72%
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 (73rd percentile)
75.5% Very good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 24.4
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 24.2
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 48.9
82% 48.9 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 87%
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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 6,803 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $952
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HDDRAMUSB
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