MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics30.2% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive60.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory5.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime3.9 Days
Run DateDec 01 '17 at 00:24
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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-$235
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
76.1% Very good
SC Int 114
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 116
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 429
QC Float 436
QC Mixed 370
93% 412 Pts
MC Int 426
MC Float 429
MC Mixed 442
65% 432 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 580-$450
EVGA(3842 1580) 1.5GB
CLim: 772 MHz, MLim: 1002 MHz, Ram: 1.5GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
30.2% Below average
Lighting 83.6
Reflection 112
Parallax 101
28% 98.6 fps
MRender 91.4
Gravity 65.9
Splatting 73.3
32% 76.9 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 30.2%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 120GB-$109
80GB free
Firmware: DXT09B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
60.2% Good
Read 501
Write 130
Mixed 108
53% 246 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 93.6
4K Mixed 9.48
102% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 30.3
DQ Write 123
DQ Mixed 26.6
35% 59.9 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 60.2%
Great: 68%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$73
350GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 189
Write 178
Mixed 170
134% 179 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.32
128% 1.31 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 105%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2133 C11 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (56th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
53.9% Above average
MC Read 18.2
MC Write 19.5
MC Mixed 17
52% 18.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 18.2
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 66.8
60% 66.8 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 80%
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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 2,618 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: 77% - Very good Total price: $950
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