MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (87th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 13 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 95.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics130% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive133% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
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(Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 10:28
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing way above expectations (87th 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 i7-4790K-$328
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
SC Int 140
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 139
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 453
QC Float 461
QC Mixed 459
104% 458 Pts
MC Int 672
MC Float 712
MC Mixed 708
104% 698 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$460
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
130% Outstanding
Lighting 433
Reflection 385
Parallax 407
131% 408 fps
MRender 238
Gravity 407
Splatting 245
130% 297 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 130%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$102
291GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 454 473 478 486 487 483 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
133% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 487
Mixed 407
SusWrite 477
105% 467 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 63.8
217% 78 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 365
274% 366 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 133%
Great: 134%
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$90
253GB free
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 454 448 334 310 300 294 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 484
Mixed 351
SusWrite 357
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 52.4
187% 69.2 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 250
213% 313 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 115%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
83.3% Excellent
MC Read 30.3
MC Write 31.6
MC Mixed 26.2
84% 29.4 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 25.7
SC Mixed 25.1
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 50.3
80% 50.3 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 87%
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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 4,221 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $843
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HDDRAMUSB
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