MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 83.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very 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 Drive48.6% 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.
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 01:35
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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-$218
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
83.2% Excellent
Memory 92.5
1-Core 115
2-Core 206
82% 138 Pts
4-Core 426
8-Core 432
59% 429 Pts
64-Core 429
29% 429 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 83.2%
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 (77th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
98.8% Outstanding
Lighting 316
Reflection 232
Parallax 537
83% 362 fps
MRender 188
Gravity 387
Splatting 296
100% 290 fps
Poor: 86%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 104%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 240GB (2018)-$31
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UF450000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 274 86 84 62 92 88 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
48.6% Average
Read 451
Write 354
Mixed 308
SusWrite 114
68% 307 MB/s
4K Read 13.1
4K Write 33.9
4K Mixed 19.4
63% 22.1 MB/s
DQ Read 86.7
DQ Write 88
DQ Mixed 40.2
43% 71.6 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 48.6%
Great: 55%
Seagate ST2000LM003 HN-M201RAD 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 2BE10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 102 101 103 103 103 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
64.7% Good
Read 123
Write 96.3
Mixed 64.5
SusWrite 102
71% 96.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 1
227% 2.17 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 71%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 2TB
382GB free, PID b207
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 82 83 84 83 84 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
32.5% Below average
Read 62.2
Write 61.3
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 83.1
80% 58.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
84% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 32.5%
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 (48th percentile)
61.1% Good
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 22.8
MC Mixed 18.2
60% 20.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 20
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 63.1
63% 63.1 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 90%

 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 1,718 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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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