MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 71.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics17.6% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive158% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory2.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141107
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateOct 13 '19 at 15:36
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4670K-$280
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
71.5% Very good
1-Core 110
2-Core 224
78% 167 Pts
4-Core 396
8-Core 356
52% 376 Pts
64-Core 341
23% 341 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 560 Ti-$188
Gigabyte(1458 3515) 1GB
CLim: 900 MHz, MLim: 1002 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
17.6% Very poor
Lighting 64.8
Reflection 66.3
Parallax 61.9
17% 64.3 fps
MRender 60
Gravity 66.8
Splatting 53.7
19% 60.2 fps
Poor: 15%
This bench: 17.6%
Great: 18%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$134
416GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 613 541 521 517 516 515 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
158% Outstanding
Read 584
Write 513
Mixed 536
SusWrite 537
122% 543 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 72
217% 78.3 MB/s
DQ Read 789
DQ Write 683
DQ Mixed 1,079
715% 850 MB/s
Poor: 233%
This bench: 158%
Great: 400%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
36GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 143 143 143 143 142 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
98.3% Outstanding
Read 450
Write 320
Mixed 323
SusWrite 170
70% 316 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 52.1
172% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 172
182% 300 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 98.3%
Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB-$86
164GB free
Firmware: 3.AAJ
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 46 47 47 47 47 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
32.8% Below average
Read 67.4
Write 43.5
Mixed 41.4
SusWrite 46.7
37% 49.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 32.8%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
64.6% Good
MC Read 23
MC Write 22.7
MC Mixed 20.7
63% 22.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 20.9
SC Mixed 20.2
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 55.3
72% 55.3 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 64.6%
Great: 65%
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L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) Builds (Compare 7,211 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $952
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