MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 77.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics58.3% 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)
Memory18.2 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateFeb 09 '20 at 23:58
Run Duration212 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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)
77.3% Very good
Memory 82.2
1-Core 114
2-Core 221
80% 139 Pts
4-Core 419
8-Core 421
57% 420 Pts
64-Core 421
28% 421 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 77.3%
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: 442.19
Performing below potential (79th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
58.3% Above average
Lighting 75.4
Reflection 74.9
Parallax 65.4
61% 71.9 fps
MRender 71
Gravity 67.9
Splatting 71
55% 70 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$40
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 5,044
Write 3,582
Mixed 3,937
930% 4,188 MB/s
4K Read 425
4K Write 175
4K Mixed 204
998% 268 MB/s
DQ Read 1,089
DQ Write 1,010
DQ Mixed 990
759% 1,029 MB/s
Poor: 66% Great: 107%
WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2018)-$170
166GB free
Firmware: 101200WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 650 643 640 648 641 647 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
155% Outstanding
Read 625
Write 595
Mixed 603
SusWrite 645
139% 617 MB/s
4K Read 39.1
4K Write 98.9
4K Mixed 56.6
184% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 775
DQ Write 736
DQ Mixed 906
639% 805 MB/s
Poor: 160%
This bench: 155%
Great: 306%
WD Black 2TB (2010)-$115
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 109 110 108 110 110 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
76.9% Very good
Read 158
Write 138
Mixed 101
SusWrite 109
94% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1
209% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 85%
Samsung Flash Drive 128GB
97GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 43 23 43 45 42 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
97.9% Outstanding
Read 249
Write 57
Mixed 49.8
SusWrite 38.1
99% 98.5 MB/s
4K Read 13
4K Write 16.4
4K Mixed 10.3
956% 13.2 MB/s
DQ Read 16.7
DQ Write 17.2
DQ Mixed 11.6
1,042% 15.2 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 97.9%
Great: 106%
Seagate GoFlex Mac 1.5TB
399GB free, PID 6021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 39 39 39 39 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
15.1% Very poor
Read 36.3
Write 37.5
Mixed 16
SusWrite 38.8
43% 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: 15.1%
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
41.5% Average
MC Read 14.2
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 12.7
40% 13.8 GB/s
SC Read 12.2
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 13.5
39% 13.5 GB/s
Latency 76.6
52% 76.6 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 41.5%
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 4,212 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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