MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 84.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics34.1% 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 Drive103% 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.
Very high background CPU (55%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 18 '21 at 02:30
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 55%
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 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
84.5% Excellent
Memory 92.3
1-Core 123
2-Core 248
89% 154 Pts
4-Core 414
8-Core 653
68% 533 Pts
64-Core 649
44% 649 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
34.1% Below average
Lighting 41.8
Reflection 42.4
Parallax 39.5
34% 41.2 fps
MRender 37.7
Gravity 43.7
Splatting 28.6
34% 36.7 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 34.1%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$249
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 355 456 474 467 463 456 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 492
Write 468
Mixed 373
SusWrite 445
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 97.3
4K Mixed 45.1
161% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 1
40% 87.5 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 103%
Great: 123%
Samsung 860 EVO M.2 250GB
131GB free
Firmware: RVT24B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 461 435 336 336 336 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 484
Write 468
Mixed 421
SusWrite 378
99% 438 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 59.2
196% 68.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 1.1
53% 117 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 112%
Great: 126%
TOSHIBA MK1059GSM 1TB
857GB free, PID 2352
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
12.4% Very poor
Read 39
Write 41.7
Mixed 28.7
SusWrite 5
37% 28.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
84% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 12.4%
Great: 13%
TOSHIBA MQ01ABD100 1TB
930GB free, PID 2352
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 38 38 38 38 38 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
19.9% Very poor
Read 40.2
Write 43
Mixed 25.3
SusWrite 37.3
49% 36.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.5
84% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 19.9%
Great: 20%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLE4G3D1608DE1TX0. 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (44th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
51.4% Above average
MC Read 18
MC Write 18.1
MC Mixed 15.3
49% 17.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 18.6
SC Mixed 18
48% 17 GB/s
Latency 63.4
63% 63.4 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 79%

 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 4,186 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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