MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 86.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics18.7% 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)
Boot Drive77% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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-7918
MotherboardMSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory6.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150825
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 05:44
Run Duration436 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-$339
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
86.5% Excellent
SC Int 127
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 127
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 437
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 411
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 630
MC Float 668
MC Mixed 661
98% 653 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750-$120
Gigabyte(1458 3642) 2GB
MaxC: 1333 MHz, MaxM: 1252 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
18.7% Very poor
Lighting 59
Reflection 41.5
Parallax 53.8
17% 51.4 fps
MRender 48.3
Gravity 57.9
Splatting 38.2
24% 48.1 fps
Poor: 17%
This bench: 18.7%
Great: 21%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$107
29GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
79.7% Very good
Read 465
Write 282
Mixed 336
80% 361 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 78
4K Mixed 17.9
117% 43.6 MB/s
DQ Read 210
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 67.4
95% 174 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 94%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$107
17GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
77% Very good
Read 480
Write 343
Mixed 337
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 78.8
4K Mixed 16.4
121% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 37.5
DQ Write 58.9
DQ Mixed 15.1
21% 37.2 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 77%
Great: 94%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$89
384GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
59% Above average
Read 105
Write 101
Mixed 90.2
74% 98.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.37
98% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 59%
Great: 78%
WD My Passport 071A 320GB
70GB free, PID 071a
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
15.5% Very poor
Read 34.2
Write 31.8
Mixed 24.3
38% 30.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.14
4K Mixed 0.12
44% 0.55 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 15.5%
Great: 17%
Generic Flash Disk 4GB
4GB free, PID 6387
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
3.44% Terrible
Read 10.7
Write 3.59
Mixed 4.42
7% 6.24 MB/s
4K Read 4.63
4K Write 0.005
4K Mixed 0.005
18% 1.55 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.44%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (18th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
34.6% Below average
MC Read 11.5
MC Write 11.2
MC Mixed 9.5
31% 10.7 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 12.1
SC Mixed 11
32% 11.4 GB/s
Latency 60
67% 60 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 34.6%
Great: 60%
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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 1,163 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
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Workstation
Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $124

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $752
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