MSI H97M-E35 (MS-7846)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics45.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7846
MotherboardMSI H97M-E35 (MS-7846)  (all builds)
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime5 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 02:37
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 i7-4790-$293
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
75.5% Very good
SC Int 105
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 107
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 409
QC Mixed 366
88% 390 Pts
MC Int 550
MC Float 588
MC Mixed 578
86% 572 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$228
CLim: 980 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.3.1
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
45.1% Average
Lighting 136
Reflection 130
Parallax 171
46% 146 fps
MRender 104
Gravity 119
Splatting 86.6
44% 103 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 45.1%
Great: 48%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$50
807GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
Read 172
Write 131
Mixed 135
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.14
62% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT102464BA160B.C16 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
30.8% Below average
MC Read 10.3
MC Write 10.2
MC Mixed 8.6
28% 9.7 GB/s
SC Read 8.8
SC Write 9.8
SC Mixed 9.1
26% 9.23 GB/s
Latency 66.7
60% 66.7 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 30.8%
Great: 34%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical H97M-E35 (MS-7846) Builds (Compare 247 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI H97M-E35 (MS-7846) - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $713
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