MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 65.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics56.2% 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 Drive93% 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.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory20.8 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 26 '21 at 05:21
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690-$178
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
65.4% Good
Memory 80.4
1-Core 105
2-Core 187
73% 124 Pts
4-Core 286
8-Core 326
41% 306 Pts
64-Core 323
22% 323 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
MSI(1462 328D) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 461.72
Performing below potential (49th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
56.2% Above average
Lighting 69.9
Reflection 72.8
Parallax 67.4
56% 70 fps
MRender 66.8
Gravity 70.5
Splatting 0.1
56% 45.8 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$185
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 34 34 32 35 34 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
93% Outstanding
Read 492
Write 472
Mixed 305
SusWrite 35.7
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 93.9
4K Mixed 49.8
178% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 180
185% 301 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 93%
Great: 107%
WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2018)-$170
83GB free
Firmware: 101200WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 631 657 623 613 561 530 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
164% Outstanding
Read 681
Write 678
Mixed 667
SusWrite 602
148% 657 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 63.1
212% 76.3 MB/s
DQ Read 775
DQ Write 735
DQ Mixed 1,080
721% 863 MB/s
Poor: 166%
This bench: 164%
Great: 305%
WD Black 2TB (2010)-$95
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 108 109 108 109 110 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
63% Good
Read 111
Write 107
Mixed 70.2
SusWrite 108
73% 99 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.9
198% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 63%
Great: 84%
Seagate GoFlex Mac 1.5TB
97GB free, PID 6021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 40 39 40 39 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
15.3% Very poor
Read 37.2
Write 37.6
Mixed 16.2
SusWrite 39
44% 32.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
29% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 15.3%
Great: 17%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMY8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMY8GX3M2A1600C9 Micron 16KTF1G64AZ-1G9P1 Micron 16KTF1G64AZ-1G9P1 24GB
1600, 1600, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
51.1% Above average
MC Read 17.1
MC Write 19.3
MC Mixed 16.3
50% 17.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 19.6
SC Mixed 14.7
46% 16.3 GB/s
Latency 79.9
50% 79.9 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 51.1%
Great: 52%

 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 4,417 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
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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