MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 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 69.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Boot Drive24.6% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
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.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
11 days ago, 11 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory10.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1079 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '19 at 19:21
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing below expectations (21st percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
69.6% Good
SC Int 113
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 108
77% 111 Pts
QC Int 375
QC Float 395
QC Mixed 380
69% 383 Pts
MC Int 557
MC Float 597
MC Mixed 579
39% 578 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 419.67
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 154
Reflection 165
45% 159 fps
Poor: 53% Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$27
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z32080RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 44 42 44 54 48 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
24.6% Poor
Read 297
Write 82
Mixed 116
SusWrite 47.9
30% 136 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 2.5
36% 8.8 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 24.6%
Great: 78%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$100
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 152 155 153 155 155 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 157
Mixed 87.7
SusWrite 153
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1.1
227% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
23.5% Poor
MC Read 7
MC Write 8.2
MC Mixed 7
21% 7.4 GB/s
SC Read 6.3
SC Write 7.5
SC Mixed 6.8
20% 6.87 GB/s
Latency 83.8
48% 83.8 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 23.5%
Great: 64%
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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).

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Desktop
Desktop 75%
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Workstation
Workstation 49%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,003
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