MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 88.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 02 '19 at 07:34
Run Duration208 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
88.5% Excellent
1-Core 130
2-Core 264
92% 197 Pts
4-Core 495
8-Core 701
78% 598 Pts
64-Core 701
47% 701 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 88.5%
Great: 91%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$55
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 6,939
Write 6,176
Mixed 6,261
1,441% 6,459 MB/s
4K Read 502
4K Write 264
4K Mixed 331
1,325% 366 MB/s
DQ Read 1185
DQ Write 833
DQ Mixed 903
703% 974 MB/s
Poor: 76% Great: 125%
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$80
466GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2308 819 835 835 834 834 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
322% Outstanding
Read 2,569
Write 2,424
Mixed 1,832
SusWrite 1,077
442% 1,976 MB/s
4K Read 71.2
4K Write 195
4K Mixed 100
340% 122 MB/s
DQ Read 1,114
DQ Write 1,024
DQ Mixed 1,052
794% 1,063 MB/s
Poor: 201%
This bench: 322%
Great: 324%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
495GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 148 151 151 152 150 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
82.7% Excellent
Read 138
Write 130
Mixed 40.7
SusWrite 149
83% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 161%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1800 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
69.3% Good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 24.9
MC Mixed 21.6
68% 23.9 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 23.2
60% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 57
70% 57 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 75%
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 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 7,401 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $937
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