MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics63.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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)
Memory17.9 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 07 '21 at 08:13
Run Duration263 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 below expectations (36th percentile)
75.4% Very good
Memory 78.9
1-Core 114
2-Core 212
78% 135 Pts
4-Core 414
8-Core 425
57% 419 Pts
64-Core 420
28% 420 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 84%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
MSI(1462 328D) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2113 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 471.11
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
63.2% Good
Lighting 78.2
Reflection 80.5
Parallax 75.8
63% 78.2 fps
MRender 85.7
Gravity 76.9
Splatting 71.3
63% 78 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 62%
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7918) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.5171
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
2.73% Terrible
Lighting 3.8
Reflection 2.7
Parallax 6.8
3% 4.43 fps
MRender 4.8
Gravity 2.5
Splatting 5
2% 4.1 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.73%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$185
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 5,437
Write 4,007
Mixed 4,265
1,015% 4,570 MB/s
4K Read 430
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 201
995% 264 MB/s
DQ Read 1,184
DQ Write 992
DQ Mixed 1097
819% 1,091 MB/s
Poor: 60% Great: 108%
WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2018)-$170
230GB free
Firmware: 101200WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 674 675 682 679 676 681 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
160% Outstanding
Read 677
Write 671
Mixed 665
SusWrite 678
152% 673 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 56.2
186% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 775
DQ Write 731
DQ Mixed 896
633% 800 MB/s
Poor: 166%
This bench: 160%
Great: 305%
WD Black 2TB (2010)-$95
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 111 111 111 111 111 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
69.6% Good
Read 131
Write 137
Mixed 84.5
SusWrite 111
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1
209% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 84%
Seagate GoFlex Mac 1.5TB
61GB free, PID 6021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 40 39 39 38 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
15.3% Very poor
Read 37.4
Write 36.8
Mixed 17.5
SusWrite 39.1
44% 32.7 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
52.3% Above average
MC Read 18.2
MC Write 19.1
MC Mixed 16.5
51% 17.9 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 19.6
SC Mixed 17.6
49% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 82.6
48% 82.6 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 52%

 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 7 6 60 23.8" 1280 720 HPN3499 HP VH240a
Typical Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) Builds (Compare 4,434 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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