MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 90%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics64.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive100% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). 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)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 16 '16 at 15:28
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 i7-4790K-$352
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
90% Outstanding
SC Int 122
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 125
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 414
QC Float 441
QC Mixed 448
98% 435 Pts
MC Int 597
MC Float 641
MC Mixed 630
93% 622 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 90%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
Zotac(19DA 2370) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1557 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.33
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
64.4% Good
Lighting 173
Reflection 184
Parallax 207
57% 188 fps
MRender 161
Gravity 191
Splatting 132
70% 162 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB-$75
188GB free
Firmware: SAFM01.6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 480
Mixed 483
110% 493 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 15.6
126% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 66.5
120% 236 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 100%
Great: 100%
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB-$75
95GB free
Firmware: SAFM01.7 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 493
Mixed 490
112% 501 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 16.2
128% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 63.1
122% 246 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 102%
Great: 100%
Seagate ST2000VX003-1HH164 2TB
1TB free
Firmware: CV11 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
63.5% Good
Read 114
Write 107
Mixed 106
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.36
4K Mixed 0.13
60% 0.66 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 63.5%
Great: 96%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
322GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Read 248
Write 195
Mixed 188
158% 210 MB/s
4K Read 1.13
4K Write 2.66
4K Mixed 0.69
173% 1.49 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 127%
Great: 167%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
78.6% Very good
MC Read 29.6
MC Write 29.5
MC Mixed 22.1
77% 27.1 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 26.2
67% 23.6 GB/s
Latency 47
85% 47 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 100%
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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 4,028 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $961
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