MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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. 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 69.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics34.3% 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 Drive55.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
9 days ago, 8 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140422
Uptime6.1 Days
Run DateOct 14 '21 at 03:31
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 (20th percentile)
69.9% Good
Memory 76.4
1-Core 103
2-Core 205
74% 128 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 381
50% 372 Pts
64-Core 374
25% 374 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 69.9%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280-$185
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 21.5.2
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
34.3% Below average
Lighting 42.8
Reflection 36.2
Parallax 55.8
35% 44.9 fps
MRender 32
Gravity 44.2
Splatting 25.3
34% 33.8 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 34.3%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 500GB
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 74 74 72 73 71 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
55.3% Above average
Read 379
Write 132
Mixed 119
SusWrite 73.7
38% 176 MB/s
4K Read 13.1
4K Write 60.6
4K Mixed 24.6
83% 32.8 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 100
104% 177 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 55.3%
Great: 121%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$73
788GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 164 165 163 164 164 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
98.3% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 155
Mixed 102
SusWrite 164
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
239% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 98.3%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT102464BD160B.M16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
53.3% Above average
MC Read 19.6
MC Write 20
MC Mixed 16.6
54% 18.7 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 18.4
SC Mixed 16.5
46% 16.1 GB/s
Latency 87.6
46% 87.6 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 61%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 59: 7R 4G 12B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
59% 18% 127 193 36 100 31.5" 1280 720 ACR0000 ED320QR S
Typical Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) Builds (Compare 4,545 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $912
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