MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 82.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics65.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive90.2% 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.
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).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 22 '17 at 00:07
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
82.5% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 116
93% 117 Pts
QC Int 388
QC Float 406
QC Mixed 406
91% 400 Pts
MC Int 562
MC Float 601
MC Mixed 593
88% 585 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 570-$245
CLim: 1281 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.11.1
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
65.5% Good
Lighting 196
Reflection 170
Parallax 276
70% 214 fps
MRender 137
Gravity 175
Splatting 124
62% 145 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 65.5%
Great: 65%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$86
209GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 404
Mixed 418
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 87.1
4K Mixed 22
135% 49.7 MB/s
DQ Read 33.5
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 17.4
50% 99.2 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 117%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$50
931GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 197
Write 190
Mixed 158
136% 182 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.33
111% 1.04 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 111%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB-$64
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
62% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 18.9
60% 21.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 21.3
SC Mixed 19.2
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 56.1
71% 56.1 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 62%
Great: 65%
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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 2,575 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: $948
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