MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 72.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics79.6% 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 Drive21.6% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory8.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime3.6 Days
Run DateJul 24 '20 at 10:47
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (44th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
72.5% Very good
Memory 84.1
1-Core 113
2-Core 203
78% 133 Pts
4-Core 329
8-Core 558
56% 443 Pts
64-Core 523
35% 523 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 451.67
Performing below potential (67th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
79.6% Very good
Lighting 328
Reflection 296
Parallax 357
86% 327 fps
MRender 197
Gravity 293
Splatting 214
80% 235 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 480GB-$100
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 583ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 86 100 107 82 98 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
21.6% Poor
Read 164
Write 79.2
Mixed 104
SusWrite 97.9
25% 111 MB/s
4K Read 7.5
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 11.1
28% 7.5 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 21.6%
Great: 64%
WD Black 3TB (2013)-$138
66GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 163 160 148 153 153 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 174
Mixed 103
SusWrite 155
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.9
191% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
60.3% Good
MC Read 21.6
MC Write 22.2
MC Mixed 19.5
60% 21.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 20.1
SC Mixed 20.2
52% 18.2 GB/s
Latency 73.3
55% 73.3 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 72%

 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 2,093 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

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

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