MSI Z97 U3 PLUS (MS-7922)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 83.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics80.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive55.8% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7922
MotherboardMSI Z97 U3 PLUS (MS-7922)  (all builds)
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140521
Uptime11.7 Days
Run DateMay 10 '18 at 08:46
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
83.6% Excellent
SC Int 114
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 115
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 442
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 434
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 436
MC Float 434
MC Mixed 444
66% 438 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Gigabyte(1458 3672) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
80.2% Excellent
Lighting 262
Reflection 220
Parallax 261
81% 248 fps
MRender 170
Gravity 228
Splatting 154
80% 184 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$43
78GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
55.8% Above average
Read 460
Write 196
Mixed 219
64% 292 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 51.8
4K Mixed 9.11
83% 30 MB/s
DQ Read 29.8
DQ Write 55.7
DQ Mixed 9.7
17% 31.7 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 64%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
65.6% Good
Read 121
Write 108
Mixed 109
85% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 2.12
4K Mixed 0.19
88% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x4GB-$35
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
67.7% Good
MC Read 24.5
MC Write 24.5
MC Mixed 20.6
66% 23.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 21
58% 20.4 GB/s
Latency 52.6
76% 52.6 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 67%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 U3 PLUS (MS-7922) Builds (Compare 151 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 U3 PLUS (MS-7922) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $854
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