MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 64.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics25.3% 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 Drive77.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140422
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 17 '19 at 11:24
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
64.1% Good
1-Core 117
2-Core 194
76% 156 Pts
4-Core 306
8-Core 312
42% 309 Pts
64-Core 298
20% 298 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7870-$203
Sapphire(174B E217) 2GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1200 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.9.2
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
25.3% Poor
Lighting 107
Reflection 83.7
Parallax 151
28% 114 fps
MRender 59.3
Gravity 94.3
Splatting 86.6
25% 80.1 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 25.3%
Great: 28%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 480GB-$53
409GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1C3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 302 191 266 205 236 281 MB/s
Performing below potential (46th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
77.1% Very good
Read 144
Write 89.8
Mixed 266
SusWrite 247
42% 187 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 82.2
4K Mixed 39.3
142% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 232
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 182
165% 248 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 77.1%
Great: 102%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$39
755GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 203 203 202 201 203 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 166
Mixed 28.5
SusWrite 202
105% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 2
367% 2.77 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 111%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
71% Very good
MC Read 24.4
MC Write 26.4
MC Mixed 22.6
70% 24.5 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 23.2
62% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 53.4
75% 53.4 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 71%
Great: 73%
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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 7,418 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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