MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics66% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (55%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory1.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 02 '20 at 00:50
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU 55%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790-$320
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
75.1% Very good
Memory 87.3
1-Core 82.4
2-Core 172
69% 114 Pts
4-Core 339
8-Core 534
56% 437 Pts
64-Core 449
30% 449 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$280
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 446.14
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
66% Good
Lighting 249
Reflection 187
Parallax 242
65% 226 fps
MRender 189
Gravity 237
Splatting 164
66% 197 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 66%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk X300 256GB-$97
4GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X3540000
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 290
Write 366
Mixed 234
66% 297 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 51.4
4K Mixed 32
103% 35.4 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 187
160% 240 MB/s
Poor: 59% Great: 97%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
5GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 124
Write 121
Mixed 73.5
79% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
224% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 54% Great: 108%
Seagate Expansion 2TB
526GB free
Firmware: 0708
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 87 90 90 89 87 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
50.7% Above average
Read 87.2
Write 130
Mixed 76.3
SusWrite 88.5
70% 95.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.6
175% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 50.7%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (39th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
44.7% Average
MC Read 15.3
MC Write 15.7
MC Mixed 15.7
44% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 9.5
SC Write 12.9
SC Mixed 11.1
32% 11.2 GB/s
Latency 70.2
57% 70.2 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 70%
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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 9,315 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 62%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $135

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