MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics52.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive106% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime4.6 Days
Run DateSep 01 '20 at 12:49
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU4%
Watch Gameplay: 580 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4670K-$205
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
76.8% Very good
Memory 81.9
1-Core 111
2-Core 221
79% 138 Pts
4-Core 414
8-Core 417
57% 416 Pts
64-Core 415
28% 415 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$220
CLim: 1365 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.8.3
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
52.2% Above average
Lighting 64.9
Reflection 70
Parallax 80.4
52% 71.8 fps
MRender 70.8
Gravity 63.2
Splatting 55.7
52% 63.2 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 59%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 250GB-$45
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 430 404 402 413 233 205 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 445
Write 409
Mixed 409
SusWrite 348
91% 403 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 46.7
165% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 277
232% 336 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 106%
Great: 123%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
711GB free
Firmware: 13057113
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 171 170 174 171 175 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 200
Write 146
Mixed 125
SusWrite 172
118% 160 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
227% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 107%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
28.8% Poor
MC Read 9.5
MC Write 9.7
MC Mixed 8.3
26% 9.17 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 8.8
26% 8.97 GB/s
Latency 77.1
52% 77.1 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 28.8%
Great: 74%

 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 4,430 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $923
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $77SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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