MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 96.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics63.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive82.9% 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)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150828
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '18 at 22:52
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 129
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 515
QC Float 508
QC Mixed 509
116% 511 Pts
MC Int 513
MC Float 510
MC Mixed 517
77% 513 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
Nvidia(10DE 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
63.4% Good
Lighting 184
Reflection 160
Parallax 162
55% 169 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 197
Splatting 132
70% 161 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$42
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z22000RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
82.9% Excellent
Read 488
Write 370
Mixed 400
93% 419 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 4.34
108% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 211
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 4.21
74% 173 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 86%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$90
290GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
71.6% Very good
Read 127
Write 122
Mixed 88.8
84% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.24
91% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/4G KHX1600C9D3/4GX KHX1600C10D3/4G KHX1600C9D3/4GX 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
61.3% Good
MC Read 22
MC Write 22.9
MC Mixed 18.1
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 22.7
SC Mixed 20.4
55% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 61.9
65% 61.9 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 62%
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 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 4,523 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $937
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