MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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. 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%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics41.5% 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 Drive93.9% 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 (11%). 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)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 21 '19 at 09:44
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
73% Very good
1-Core 118
2-Core 231
82% 174 Pts
4-Core 462
8-Core 452
63% 457 Pts
64-Core 469
32% 469 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 73%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$148
CLim: 1226 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.6.2
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
41.5% Average
Lighting 146
Reflection 166
Parallax 213
41% 175 fps
MRender 133
Gravity 150
Splatting 121
42% 135 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 41.5%
Great: 50%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$90
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 461 236 183 108 111 79 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
93.9% Outstanding
Read 579
Write 570
Mixed 503
SusWrite 196
104% 462 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 39.9
4K Mixed 44.4
132% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 486
DQ Mixed 324
262% 363 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 93.9%
Great: 194%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$42
262GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 187 189 186 189 187 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 206
Write 194
Mixed 75.4
SusWrite 187
120% 166 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
168% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 113%
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 @ 2412 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
77.1% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 24.6
77% 26.8 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 24.3
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 48.8
82% 48.8 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 77.1%
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 6,768 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: 45% - Average Total price: $962
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