MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
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 81.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics30% 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 Drive85% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 09 '21 at 14:59
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU8%
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 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 i7-4790-$236
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
Memory 87.9
1-Core 116
2-Core 231
84% 145 Pts
4-Core 406
8-Core 592
64% 499 Pts
64-Core 594
40% 594 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
Gigabyte(1458 3764) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing below potential (46th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
30% Below average
Lighting 36.4
Reflection 41
Parallax 37.8
29% 38.4 fps
MRender 37.9
Gravity 38.2
Splatting 26.9
31% 34.3 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 30%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 730 Series 240GB-$525
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 281 281 283 283 284 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
85% Excellent
Read 342
Write 282
Mixed 258
SusWrite 269
65% 288 MB/s
4K Read 31.5
4K Write 99.5
4K Mixed 28.9
137% 53.3 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 276
216% 300 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 85%
Great: 95%
SanDisk Ultra Flair USB 3.0 256GB-$6
28GB free, PID 5591
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 61 60 60 32 18 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
36.5% Below average
Read 140
Write 55
Mixed 45.7
SusWrite 44.8
82% 71.4 MB/s
4K Read 5.3
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1.3
122% 2.77 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 36.5%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905471-006.A00LF 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
52.3% Above average
MC Read 18.7
MC Write 18.3
MC Mixed 15.5
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 17.7
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 69.7
57% 69.7 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 54%

 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 4,184 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $923
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