MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics59.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB 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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory18.5 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 15 '20 at 07:31
Run Duration187 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690-$178
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
74.9% Very good
Memory 83.4
1-Core 110
2-Core 217
79% 137 Pts
4-Core 377
8-Core 422
54% 399 Pts
64-Core 422
28% 422 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
MSI(1462 328D) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.87
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
59.1% Above average
Lighting 75.8
Reflection 75
Parallax 66
61% 72.3 fps
MRender 71
Gravity 70
Splatting 71.1
57% 70.7 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 59.1%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$40
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 5,380
Write 3,946
Mixed 4,317
1,010% 4,547 MB/s
4K Read 467
4K Write 176
4K Mixed 214
1,076% 286 MB/s
DQ Read 1,163
DQ Write 1,040
DQ Mixed 1,041
797% 1,081 MB/s
Poor: 64% Great: 107%
WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2018)-$170
87GB free
Firmware: 101200WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 658 649 646 661 656 650 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
154% Outstanding
Read 614
Write 608
Mixed 619
SusWrite 653
141% 624 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 55.1
180% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 774
DQ Write 721
DQ Mixed 953
659% 816 MB/s
Poor: 160%
This bench: 154%
Great: 307%
WD Black 2TB (2010)-$115
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 95 96 94 96 96 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
54.2% Above average
Read 93
Write 90
Mixed 67.7
SusWrite 95.2
64% 86.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.9
193% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 85%
Seagate GoFlex Mac 1.5TB
428GB free, PID 6021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 39 39 39 39 39 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
13.7% Very poor
Read 26.3
Write 35.7
Mixed 15
SusWrite 39.1
40% 29 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
29% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 13.7%
Great: 17%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMY8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMY8GX3M2A1600C9 Micron 16KTF1G64AZ-1G9P1 Micron 16KTF1G64AZ-1G9P1 24GB
1600, 1600, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
51.2% Above average
MC Read 17.4
MC Write 18.8
MC Mixed 16.3
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 18.6
SC Mixed 16.6
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 74.4
54% 74.4 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 52%

 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 4,169 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $923
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