MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics109% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive139% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150828
Uptime2 Days
Run DateMar 26 '20 at 00:36
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
89.6% Excellent
Memory 96.8
1-Core 112
2-Core 258
89% 156 Pts
4-Core 445
8-Core 662
71% 554 Pts
64-Core 668
45% 668 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 445.75
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
109% Outstanding
Lighting 408
Reflection 390
Parallax 411
107% 403 fps
MRender 247
Gravity 410
Splatting 257
110% 305 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 109%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 522 303 302 299 296 295 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
139% Outstanding
Read 743
Write 622
Mixed 401
SusWrite 336
117% 526 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 50
188% 68.3 MB/s
DQ Read 782
DQ Write 643
DQ Mixed 621
490% 682 MB/s
Poor: 137%
This bench: 139%
Great: 233%
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$100
111GB free
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 310 305 296 291 291 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 434
Write 468
Mixed 246
SusWrite 301
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 52.1
171% 64.8 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 246
211% 311 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 105%
Great: 108%
Sandisk PLUS 1000GB
599GB free
Firmware: UH5100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 187 156 45 25 22 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
46.1% Average
Read 458
Write 253
Mixed 238
SusWrite 101
58% 262 MB/s
4K Read 20.6
4K Write 44.7
4K Mixed 6.8
64% 24 MB/s
DQ Read 115
DQ Write 51.5
DQ Mixed 12.1
28% 59.5 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 46.1%
Great: 56%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$54
422GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 101 101 101 101 101 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
65.3% Good
Read 128
Write 124
Mixed 114
SusWrite 99.3
87% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
173% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
75.3% Very good
MC Read 28.2
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 22.1
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 24.2
SC Mixed 25.3
65% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 51.2
78% 51.2 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 80%
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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 9,012 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $953
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