MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 66.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics50.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive93.8% 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.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 20 '19 at 19:21
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
66.3% Good
1-Core 71
2-Core 111
45% 90.9 Pts
4-Core 438
8-Core 439
60% 439 Pts
64-Core 231
16% 231 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$160
CLim: 1325 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.6.2
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
50.1% Above average
Lighting 188
Reflection 176
Parallax 255
52% 206 fps
MRender 139
Gravity 184
Splatting 128
48% 150 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 49%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$34
178GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 123 100 125 290 93 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
Read 539
Write 549
Mixed 512
SusWrite 153
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 46.4
165% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 326
228% 285 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 183%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
266GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 186 187 189 188 188 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 203
Write 198
Mixed 83.7
SusWrite 188
122% 168 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 112%
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 (62nd percentile)
68% Good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 27.4
MC Mixed 24
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 12.9
SC Mixed 18.7
44% 15.4 GB/s
Latency 135
30% 135 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 68%
Great: 87%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) Builds (Compare 6,625 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $968
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