MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 72.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics50.4% 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 Drive112% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory13.5 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 09:49
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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 (74th percentile)
72.1% Very good
1-Core 117
2-Core 233
82% 175 Pts
4-Core 450
8-Core 460
62% 455 Pts
64-Core 469
32% 469 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$148
CLim: 1300 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.6.2
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
50.4% Above average
Lighting 190
Reflection 176
Parallax 256
52% 207 fps
MRender 138
Gravity 184
Splatting 127
48% 149 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 50%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$90
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 542 329 108 126 108 65 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 582
Write 575
Mixed 520
SusWrite 213
106% 472 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 53.4
191% 72.8 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 490
DQ Mixed 323
263% 364 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 112%
Great: 200%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$44
274GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 183 187 187 188 188 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 204
Write 200
Mixed 81.6
SusWrite 186
122% 168 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 60%
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 @ 2412 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
76.9% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 24.7
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 24.3
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 48.9
82% 48.9 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 76.9%
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 6,810 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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