MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 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 82.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics80.8% 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 Drive97.1% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory23.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
DisplayЦвета: 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 12 '19 at 09:23
Run Duration172 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 15%
Watch Gameplay: 1070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (34th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
82.4% Excellent
Memory 90.1
1-Core 121
2-Core 221
84% 144 Pts
4-Core 402
8-Core 634
66% 518 Pts
64-Core 628
42% 628 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing below potential (72nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
80.8% Excellent
Lighting 323
Reflection 291
Parallax 339
85% 318 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 297
Splatting 232
81% 244 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 80.8%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$80
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 530 354 41 265 161 429 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
Read 536
Write 522
Mixed 495
SusWrite 296
104% 462 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 65.6
4K Mixed 43.6
136% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 503
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 300
229% 319 MB/s
Poor: 98%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 177%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
11GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 88 91 93 84 88 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
51.4% Above average
Read 90
Write 84.5
Mixed 60
SusWrite 88.7
60% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 109%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
119GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 147 150 148 140 151 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
77.7% Very good
Read 123
Write 108
Mixed 65.5
SusWrite 148
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
215% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 109%
WD Black 4TB (2012)-$209
76GB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 129 134 133 127 135 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
77% Very good
Read 136
Write 108
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 132
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
196% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 77%
Great: 90%
Hitachi HUS726040ALE614 4TB
51GB free
Firmware: APGNW907
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 146 145 144 142 147 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
75.8% Very good
Read 118
Write 123
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 145
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.8
4K Mixed 0.8
205% 1.9 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2400 C11 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (38th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
57.1% Above average
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 20.7
MC Mixed 16.3
55% 19.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 21.8
SC Mixed 19.4
54% 18.8 GB/s
Latency 67
60% 67 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 91%

 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 2,109 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $983
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