MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics98.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at 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. How to reduce background CPU.
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 (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690-$221
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
76% Very good
Memory 92.4
1-Core 112
2-Core 219
83% 141 Pts
4-Core 340
8-Core 376
48% 358 Pts
64-Core 383
26% 383 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 76%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX Vega-64-$645
CLim: 1630 MHz, MLim: 945 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.7.1
Performing below potential (74th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
98.8% Outstanding
Lighting 317
Reflection 231
Parallax 539
83% 362 fps
MRender 188
Gravity 386
Splatting 296
100% 290 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 105%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 240GB (2018)-$34
147GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UF450000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 2.6 48 8.8 8.3 107 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st 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: 36%
This bench: 48.2%
Great: 55%
Seagate ST2000LM003 HN-M201RAD 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 2BE10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 99 99 98 100 99 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st 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: 24%
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 (35th 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: 15%
This bench: 32.2%
Great: 51%
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 (47th 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: 90%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 47%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $135

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