MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (13th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 87 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 48.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics79.2% 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 Drive110% 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (38%). 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)
Memory6.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime3 Days
Run DateNov 13 '19 at 23:25
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 38%

 PC Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4770K-$293
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
48.1% Average
1-Core 93
2-Core 174
64% 134 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 339
34% 270 Pts
64-Core 474
32% 474 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 48.1%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX Vega-56-$395
CLim: 1622 MHz, MLim: 800 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.10.2
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
79.2% Very good
Lighting 283
Reflection 216
Parallax 432
74% 310 fps
MRender 174
Gravity 301
Splatting 275
80% 250 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 95%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$106
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 425 404 403 387 375 369 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 648
Write 466
Mixed 396
SusWrite 394
106% 476 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 65.6
4K Mixed 33.8
112% 40.5 MB/s
DQ Read 637
DQ Write 493
DQ Mixed 565
422% 565 MB/s
Poor: 199%
This bench: 110%
Great: 334%
Crucial M550 256GB-$152
88GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 389 318 278 268 261 259 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
76.2% Very good
Read 354
Write 363
Mixed 287
SusWrite 296
73% 325 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 57.4
4K Mixed 27.1
94% 34.5 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 232
203% 301 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLE8G3D1869DE1TX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (20th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
44.3% Average
MC Read 15.2
MC Write 16.4
MC Mixed 14.1
44% 15.2 GB/s
SC Read 10.2
SC Write 15.5
SC Mixed 13.9
38% 13.2 GB/s
Latency 82
49% 82 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 72%
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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 7,974 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $963
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