MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics50% 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 Drive95% 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)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 26 '19 at 18:10
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
80.5% Excellent
Memory 89.8
1-Core 111
2-Core 222
82% 141 Pts
4-Core 409
8-Core 428
57% 418 Pts
64-Core 421
28% 421 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$126
CLim: 1300 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.6.2
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
50% Average
Lighting 187
Reflection 175
Parallax 279
49% 214 fps
MRender 137
Gravity 181
Splatting 125
50% 148 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 50%
Great: 50%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$75
161GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 502 368 108 108 72 118 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
95% Outstanding
Read 562
Write 546
Mixed 498
SusWrite 213
102% 455 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 58.4
4K Mixed 49.9
133% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 465
DQ Mixed 321
258% 355 MB/s
Poor: 87%
This bench: 95%
Great: 128%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$39
239GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 188 188 187 188 188 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 197
Write 189
Mixed 78
SusWrite 188
118% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 110%
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 @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (48th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
52.4% Above average
MC Read 18.3
MC Write 19.4
MC Mixed 16.1
51% 17.9 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 17.7
45% 15.9 GB/s
Latency 67.6
59% 67.6 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 52.4%
Great: 87%

 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 9,460 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% - Average Total price: $963
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