MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics70.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive57.7% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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)
Memory10.4 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 21 '17 at 01:27
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User DOM-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
83.6% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 114
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 377
QC Float 401
QC Mixed 419
90% 399 Pts
MC Int 570
MC Float 603
MC Mixed 592
88% 588 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$529
CLim: 1060 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 16.12.2
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
70.9% Very good
Lighting 224
Reflection 166
Parallax 263
74% 218 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 178
Splatting 183
69% 164 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB-$65
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF100C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
57.7% Above average
Read 160
Write 160
Mixed 438
57% 253 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 18.8
134% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 28.1
DQ Write 99.1
DQ Mixed 15.4
26% 47.5 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 115%
Hitachi Travelstar 5K750 750GB-$52
114GB free
Firmware: JE4OA60A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
45.6% Average
Read 79.1
Write 79.7
Mixed 85
61% 81.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.19
64% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 45.6%
Great: 52%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 C9 3x4GB
3 of 4 slots used
12GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
55.9% Above average
MC Read 20.3
MC Write 21.2
MC Mixed 17.8
56% 19.8 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 20.2
SC Mixed 11
46% 16.1 GB/s
Latency 79.9
50% 79.9 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 55.9%
Great: 56%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) Builds (Compare 5,898 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $966
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