MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics104% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive71.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime1 Days
Run DateJan 09 '18 at 11:48
Run Duration251 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-$316
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 509
QC Float 538
QC Mixed 504
117% 517 Pts
MC Int 673
MC Float 714
MC Mixed 701
104% 696 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 100%
Great: 97%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7918) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
6.05% Terrible
Lighting 13.1
Reflection 18.9
Parallax 23.9
5% 18.6 fps
MRender 23
Gravity 7.9
Splatting 19.5
7% 16.8 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.05%
Great: 6%
Nvidia GTX 1070-$413
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 332
Reflection 298
Parallax 309
100% 313 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 304
Splatting 235
106% 247 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk S120G 2TB
510GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
12.8% Very poor
Read 119
Write 120
Mixed 140
28% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.23
2% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 12.8%
Great: 18%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 120GB
3GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z22000RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
71.6% Very good
Read 505
Write 205
Mixed 289
73% 333 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 3.86
108% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 24.3
70% 150 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 119%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$48
100GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
83.7% Excellent
Read 143
Write 149
Mixed 108
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.15
64% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 113%
Seagate BUP Slim RD 1TB
31GB free
Firmware: 0304
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
45.1% Average
Read 79.8
Write 76.3
Mixed 52.2
52% 69.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 3.94
4K Mixed 0.08
120% 1.65 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 45.1%
Great: 65%
Seagate Momentus Thin 5400.9 2.5" 500GB-$40
1GB free
Firmware: 2BA30010 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
31.5% Below average
Read 55.4
Write 54.3
Mixed 54.8
41% 54.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.29
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.23
61% 0.61 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 31.5%
Great: 59%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
8GB free, PID a00c
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
38.1% Below average
Read 88.8
Write 92.8
Mixed 65.9
105% 82.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.28
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.19
62% 0.69 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 38.1%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2400 C11 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
84.1% Excellent
MC Read 30.2
MC Write 31
MC Mixed 26.4
83% 29.2 GB/s
SC Read 21.7
SC Write 24.9
SC Mixed 27.4
70% 24.7 GB/s
Latency 45.6
88% 45.6 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 93%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Desktop
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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: 76% - Very good Total price: $921
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