MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
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 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 82%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics73.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive101% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory10.5 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 00:42
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User MEX-User
Background CPU2%

 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
82% Excellent
SC Int 114
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 114
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 421
QC Float 403
QC Mixed 405
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 565
MC Float 601
MC Mixed 594
88% 586 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 82%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$250
PowerColor(148C 2377) ≥ 4GB; AXRX580 8GBD5-3DHG/OC
CLim: 1425 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.5.1
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
73.6% Very good
Lighting 215
Reflection 189
Parallax 293
75% 232 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 209
Splatting 138
72% 167 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 76%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Gamer 120MG100-A1 120GB
65GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 424
Mixed 453
103% 461 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 92
4K Mixed 29.8
141% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 38.6
98% 207 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 101%
Great: 104%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$75
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
97.3% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 153
Mixed 165
127% 168 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.16
75% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 97.3%
Great: 110%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$60
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
92.7% Outstanding
Read 166
Write 157
Mixed 149
118% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.17
83% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 92.7%
Great: 107%
WD Green 2TB (2009)-$95
144GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
50.5% Above average
Read 96.8
Write 79.1
Mixed 69.7
61% 81.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.28
78% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 50.5%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 3x4GB
3 of 4 slots used
12GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
61.3% Good
MC Read 21.6
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 18.8
59% 20.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 21.2
SC Mixed 19.4
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 56.7
70% 56.7 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 64%
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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 1,472 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $863
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