MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 71.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics74% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150415
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 30 '17 at 04:20
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User MAC-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd 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 i5-4460-$180
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
71.1% Very good
SC Int 97
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 98.9
79% 98.8 Pts
QC Int 375
QC Float 380
QC Mixed 366
85% 374 Pts
MC Int 373
MC Float 381
MC Mixed 379
57% 377 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
74% Very good
Lighting 233
Reflection 208
Parallax 222
71% 221 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 215
Splatting 170
76% 178 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 74%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$140
333GB free
Firmware: X31200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
84.6% Excellent
Read 484
Write 326
Mixed 337
85% 382 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 71.5
4K Mixed 21.2
116% 42.2 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 50.5
92% 184 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 85%
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$79
32GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 408
Mixed 415
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 91.4
4K Mixed 25.4
149% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 102
134% 244 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 103%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$50
69GB free
Firmware: CC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 182
Mixed 158
131% 175 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.32
95% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 105%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown Team-Elite-1600 Kingston 99P5471-036.A00LF 16GB
1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
60.8% Good
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 18.2
60% 21.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 17.9
SC Mixed 19.4
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 65.2
61% 65.2 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 60.8%
Great: 62%
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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 2,581 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $947
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HDDRAMUSB
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