MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 58.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics37.7% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
8 days ago, 8 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 01:32
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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 i3-4160-$120
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
58.9% Above average
SC Int 105
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 104
83% 103 Pts
QC Int 263
QC Float 282
QC Mixed 269
62% 271 Pts
MC Int 264
MC Float 278
MC Mixed 276
41% 273 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 61%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
CLim: 1569 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
37.7% Below average
Lighting 120
Reflection 97
Parallax 120
37% 112 fps
MRender 77.3
Gravity 107
Splatting 81
38% 88.6 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 37.7%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 240GB-$88
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.r
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 464
Write 444
Mixed 303
90% 404 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 97.6
4K Mixed 40.9
143% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 66.8
128% 257 MB/s
Poor: 61% Great: 109%
WD WD5000AZLX-00K4KA0 500GB
75GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 121 121 121 121 122 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
77.6% Very good
Read 149
Write 146
Mixed 70.8
SusWrite 121
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
209% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 77.6%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
56.8% Above average
MC Read 19.4
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 17.6
55% 19.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 18.3
SC Mixed 18.6
51% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 64.2
62% 64.2 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 56.8%
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 H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) Builds (Compare 2,695 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $855
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