MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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. 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 79.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics80.9% 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 Drive33.5% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 18 '19 at 20:14
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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-$210
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
79.1% Very good
1-Core 109
2-Core 243
81% 176 Pts
4-Core 469
8-Core 468
64% 469 Pts
64-Core 481
32% 481 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX Vega-56-$360
CLim: 1622 MHz, MLim: 800 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.10.1
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
80.9% Excellent
Lighting 292
Reflection 226
Parallax 440
77% 319 fps
MRender 179
Gravity 307
Splatting 277
82% 254 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 96%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$32
176GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1D1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 285 195 221 241 211 290 MB/s
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
33.5% Below average
Read 161
Write 95.8
Mixed 84.6
SusWrite 240
33% 145 MB/s
4K Read 11.8
4K Write 18
4K Mixed 8.9
39% 12.9 MB/s
DQ Read 14.9
DQ Write 15.9
DQ Mixed 14.5
11% 15.1 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 33.5%
Great: 94%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
929GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 100 84 89 102 102 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
80.5% Excellent
Read 185
Write 186
Mixed 81.6
SusWrite 96.1
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
79.4% Very good
MC Read 29.6
MC Write 30.3
MC Mixed 23.8
80% 27.9 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 25.6
65% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 53.5
75% 53.5 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 66%
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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 7,956 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $963
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