MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics3.16% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive33% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
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 (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory17.8 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 28 '21 at 06:24
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
78.2% Very good
Memory 83.2
1-Core 117
2-Core 237
83% 146 Pts
4-Core 395
8-Core 598
64% 496 Pts
64-Core 594
40% 594 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 78.2%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7918) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
3.16% Terrible
Lighting 4.1
Reflection 2.9
Parallax 7.7
3% 4.9 fps
MRender 9
Gravity 2.7
Splatting 5.5
3% 5.73 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.16%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SSD 128GB 128GB
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S0424A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 232 116 32 34 25 30 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
33% Below average
Read 372
Write 331
Mixed 20.1
SusWrite 78.1
44% 200 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 13.4
4K Mixed 4.5
40% 12 MB/s
DQ Read 64.7
DQ Write 24.7
DQ Mixed 0.7
12% 30 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 33%
Great: 84%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$60
191GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 153 156 155 156 157 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
Read 158
Write 141
Mixed 102
SusWrite 155
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1866C10D3/8GX DDR3 PC 8G 1600 KHX1866C10D3/8GX 24GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
50.4% Above average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 19.3
MC Mixed 15.1
49% 17.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 16.3
SC Mixed 14.9
45% 15.6 GB/s
Latency 74.9
53% 74.9 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 55%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 9 7 60 21.7" 1280 720 GSM5ABB LG FULL HD
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Gaming
Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $135

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