MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 87.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics51.2% 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)
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory8.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime6.2 Days
Run DateJun 16 '21 at 16:05
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU0%
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 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
87.7% Excellent
Memory 92.9
1-Core 125
2-Core 250
90% 156 Pts
4-Core 444
8-Core 668
71% 556 Pts
64-Core 675
45% 675 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$230
Asus(1043 85ED) 3GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 466.77
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
51.2% Above average
Lighting 59.8
Reflection 66.3
Parallax 63.7
48% 63.3 fps
MRender 67.9
Gravity 67.4
Splatting 63
54% 66.1 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$30
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,277
Write 1,031
Mixed 660
219% 989 MB/s
4K Read 55.5
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 70.4
240% 83.4 MB/s
DQ Read 863
DQ Write 707
DQ Mixed 778
585% 783 MB/s
Poor: 115% Great: 240%
WD Blue 250GB-$90
332GB free
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 224 201 202 190 194 190 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 479
Mixed 348
SusWrite 200
86% 382 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 89.5
4K Mixed 47.5
165% 58.1 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 206
187% 285 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 103%
WD Red 1TB (2012)-$55
609GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 129 128 128 130 130 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
78.2% Very good
Read 144
Write 141
Mixed 93.7
SusWrite 129
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 78.2%
Great: 88%
Seagate IronWolf 1TB (2016)-$61
1.5TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 231 228 231 233 232 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 44% Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR3 1600 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1800 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
64.2% Good
MC Read 23.5
MC Write 23.5
MC Mixed 18.7
62% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 23.9
SC Mixed 22.1
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 62.3
64% 62.3 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% -nan(ind)% 0 12 10 165 27" 1920 1080 MSI3CA5 MSI MAG272C
Typical Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) Builds (Compare 4,172 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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