MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics60.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive101% 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.
Run History
3 months ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
DisplayΧρώματα 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 06 '17 at 12:05
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 i7-4790S-$364
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
75.7% Very good
SC Int 113
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 113
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 350
QC Float 370
QC Mixed 360
82% 360 Pts
MC Int 531
MC Float 562
MC Mixed 564
83% 552 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$208
CLim: 1242 MHz, MLim: 1650 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.4.3
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
60.4% Good
Lighting 178
Reflection 168
Parallax 236
62% 194 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 166
Splatting 118
60% 138 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 63%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme II 240GB-$105
101GB free
Firmware: R1311 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 481
Write 438
Mixed 443
101% 454 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 25.7
139% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 64.2
117% 233 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 101%
Great: 101%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$35
365GB free
Firmware: HP74 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
62.3% Good
Read 118
Write 99.5
Mixed 99.7
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.15
4K Mixed 0.38
84% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 73%
Fujitsu MHW2120BH 120GB-$35
70GB free
Firmware: 00000012 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
20.6% Poor
Read 34
Write 37.6
Mixed 33.7
26% 35.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 0.89
4K Mixed 0.22
56% 0.49 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 20.6%
Great: 26%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
70.8% Very good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 25.9
MC Mixed 22.3
70% 24.6 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 23.2
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 56.7
71% 56.7 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 70.8%
Great: 74%
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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 2,627 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,052
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HDDRAMUSB
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