MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics49.4% 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)
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 as expected (49th 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-$299
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
79% Very good
Memory 80.3
1-Core 114
2-Core 220
80% 138 Pts
4-Core 419
8-Core 597
66% 508 Pts
64-Core 592
40% 592 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 79%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$340
CLim: 1060 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 16.12.2
Performing below potential (13th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
49.4% Average
Lighting 224
Reflection 166
Parallax 263
59% 218 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 178
Splatting 183
49% 164 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB-$85
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: 61%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 106%
Hitachi Travelstar 5K750 750GB-$52
114GB free
Firmware: JE4OA60A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th 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: 17%
This bench: 45.6%
Great: 53%
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 (92nd 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: 28%
This bench: 55.9%
Great: 60%

 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 2,035 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $996
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