MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 80.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics32.7% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive123% 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.
Very high background CPU (53%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150828
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateSep 17 '20 at 13:35
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU 53%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$223
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
80.6% Excellent
Memory 96.2
1-Core 116
2-Core 236
87% 149 Pts
4-Core 370
8-Core 417
53% 393 Pts
64-Core 432
29% 432 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing below potential (68th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
32.7% Below average
Lighting 138
Reflection 116
Parallax 125
36% 126 fps
MRender 82.8
Gravity 120
Splatting 83.7
33% 95.4 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 32.7%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 250GB-$45
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 436 440 448 450 453 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
123% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 450
Mixed 438
SusWrite 441
103% 457 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 57
194% 69.2 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 274
229% 332 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 123%
Great: 124%
WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB
193GB free
Firmware: 401020WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 394 446 448 443 446 445 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 455
Write 462
Mixed 305
SusWrite 437
93% 415 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 52.6
163% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 246
214% 319 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 112%
Great: 114%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
568GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 126 145 114 130 104 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
64.3% Good
Read 99.7
Write 138
Mixed 103
SusWrite 124
86% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
214% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
70.3% Very good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 25.8
MC Mixed 23.2
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 21.8
SC Mixed 19.9
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 53.4
75% 53.4 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 70.3%
Great: 83%

 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 2,291 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: 52% - Above average Total price: $923
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HDDRAMUSB
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