MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 66.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics124% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive48.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (32%). 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 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140724
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 13 '19 at 01:23
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 i5-4690-$232
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
66.1% Good
SC Int 112
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 112
78% 113 Pts
QC Int 338
QC Float 309
QC Mixed 340
59% 329 Pts
MC Int 395
MC Float 380
MC Mixed 383
26% 386 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 66.1%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX Vega 64-$400
CLim: 1630 MHz, MLim: 945 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.7.1
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
124% Outstanding
Lighting 317
Reflection 231
Parallax 539
123% 362 fps
MRender 188
Gravity 386
Splatting 296
125% 290 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 124%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 240GB (2018)-$40
147GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UF450000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 2.6 48 8.8 8.3 107 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
48.2% Average
Read 449
Write 374
Mixed 319
SusWrite 59.8
67% 301 MB/s
4K Read 18
4K Write 40.1
4K Mixed 19.2
73% 25.8 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 68.3
DQ Mixed 15.9
32% 67.1 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 48.2%
Great: 54%
Seagate ST2000LM003 HN-M201RAD 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 2BE10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 99 99 98 100 99 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
54% Above average
Read 89
Write 73.3
Mixed 56.7
SusWrite 98.2
58% 79.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.7
184% 1.9 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 54%
Great: 71%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 2TB
382GB free, PID b207
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 83 82 82 84 84 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
32.2% Below average
Read 63
Write 64
Mixed 25.5
SusWrite 82.8
80% 58.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
84% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 32.2%
Great: 52%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2400 C11 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
60.6% Good
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 22.9
MC Mixed 18.1
59% 20.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 20.6
SC Mixed 19.8
54% 18.9 GB/s
Latency 63.2
63% 63.2 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 108%
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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 6,376 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
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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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