MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 89.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics75.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive112% 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.
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140422
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 18:38
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User CHE-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 121
96% 121 Pts
QC Int 457
QC Float 441
QC Mixed 450
102% 450 Pts
MC Int 608
MC Float 653
MC Mixed 633
94% 631 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
75.8% Very good
Lighting 240
Reflection 216
Parallax 238
74% 231 fps
MRender 168
Gravity 217
Splatting 151
77% 179 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$164
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 233 230 228 231 235 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 492
Write 469
Mixed 335
SusWrite 244
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 57.4
200% 71.7 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 329
254% 347 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 112%
Great: 114%
WD Green 6TB (2014)-$213
5.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 162 165 167 167 163 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
Read 150
Write 156
Mixed 83.2
SusWrite 164
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 95%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
644GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 166 168 169 170 167 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
Read 169
Write 160
Mixed 106
SusWrite 168
111% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
239% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
59.4% Above average
MC Read 21
MC Write 21.9
MC Mixed 18.3
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 17.7
52% 18.2 GB/s
Latency 63.3
63% 63.3 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 59.4%
Great: 63%
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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 4,195 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $885
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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