MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (9th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 91 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). 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)
Memory28.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 19 '19 at 22:48
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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 (12th percentile)
69.4% Good
1-Core 99.1
2-Core 227
75% 163 Pts
4-Core 389
8-Core 522
60% 456 Pts
64-Core 589
40% 589 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 91%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD6003FZBX-00K5WB0 6TB
4TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 181 173 184 192 189 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
84.6% Excellent
Read 120
Write 160
Mixed 49.1
SusWrite 173
91% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 7.3
4K Mixed 0.9
252% 2.87 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 137%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMY16GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMY16GX3M2A1866C9 0215 CMY16GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMY16GX3M2A1866C9 32GB
1600, 1333, 1600, 1333 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
43.1% Average
MC Read 15.8
MC Write 15.5
MC Mixed 13.2
42% 14.8 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 13.2
SC Mixed 11
32% 11.3 GB/s
Latency 69.9
57% 69.9 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 43.1%
Great: 64%
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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 7,401 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $937
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