MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (86th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 14 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 86.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics68.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive97.1% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1768 x 992 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime5 Days
Run DateJun 19 '21 at 08:50
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing way above expectations (86th 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-$175
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
86.8% Excellent
Memory 92.8
1-Core 117
2-Core 230
85% 147 Pts
4-Core 467
8-Core 466
64% 467 Pts
64-Core 470
32% 470 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1576 MHz, MLim: 1940 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 466.77
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
68.8% Good
Lighting 86.5
Reflection 94
Parallax 84.6
70% 88.4 fps
MRender 87.8
Gravity 83.1
Splatting 73.9
68% 81.6 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
JAJS600M128C 128GB
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SN07373
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 407 358 305 104 104 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
Read 484
Write 426
Mixed 390
SusWrite 245
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 45.6
173% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 151
134% 195 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 97%
WD WD15EVDS-73V9B1 1.5TB
613GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 74 74 74 74 74 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
43.7% Average
Read 78.6
Write 77.4
Mixed 58.1
SusWrite 73.5
53% 71.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 43.7%
Great: 55%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
62.9% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 19.8
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 18
SC Write 21.7
SC Mixed 20
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 62%

 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% 0% 0 8 6 50 72.3" 1280 720 GSM0001 LG TV
Typical Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) Builds (Compare 4,204 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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