MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics59.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory18.4 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJan 20 '20 at 03:47
Run Duration185 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690-$178
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
77.5% Very good
Memory 83.1
1-Core 113
2-Core 219
80% 138 Pts
4-Core 415
8-Core 420
57% 418 Pts
64-Core 415
28% 415 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
MSI(1462 328D) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.87
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
59.6% Above average
Lighting 76.2
Reflection 75.6
Parallax 73.6
62% 75.1 fps
MRender 70.9
Gravity 70.9
Splatting 72.9
57% 71.6 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 59.6%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$40
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 5,621
Write 3,476
Mixed 4073
972% 4,390 MB/s
4K Read 439
4K Write 190
4K Mixed 231
1,062% 287 MB/s
DQ Read 1,076
DQ Write 1,055
DQ Mixed 1,025
781% 1,052 MB/s
Poor: 64% Great: 107%
WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2018)-$170
68GB free
Firmware: 101200WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 675 674 653 613 619 527 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
159% Outstanding
Read 672
Write 663
Mixed 658
SusWrite 627
148% 655 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 57.6
195% 69.4 MB/s
DQ Read 775
DQ Write 725
DQ Mixed 935
651% 812 MB/s
Poor: 160%
This bench: 159%
Great: 306%
WD Black 2TB (2010)-$115
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 95 95 96 96 96 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
55% Above average
Read 95.5
Write 98.9
Mixed 74
SusWrite 95.6
67% 91 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 55%
Great: 85%
Seagate GoFlex Mac 1.5TB
416GB free, PID 6021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 39 39 39 38 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
15% Very poor
Read 35
Write 37.8
Mixed 16.8
SusWrite 39.1
44% 32.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
29% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 15%
Great: 17%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMY8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMY8GX3M2A1600C9 Micron 16KTF1G64AZ-1G9P1 Micron 16KTF1G64AZ-1G9P1 24GB
1600, 1600, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
40% Below average
MC Read 13.8
MC Write 14.1
MC Mixed 11.8
38% 13.2 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 14.1
SC Mixed 13
37% 12.9 GB/s
Latency 75.1
53% 75.1 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 40%
Great: 52%

 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 4,190 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $923
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