MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 82.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics72.8% 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)
Memory10.1 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 13:45
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User MEX-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 way above expectations (90th percentile)
82.6% Excellent
SC Int 114
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 439
QC Float 388
QC Mixed 410
94% 412 Pts
MC Int 564
MC Float 601
MC Mixed 593
88% 586 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$309
PowerColor(148C 2377) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1425 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.5.1
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
72.8% Very good
Lighting 212
Reflection 187
Parallax 290
74% 230 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 205
Splatting 138
72% 165 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 75%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Gamer 120MG100-A1 120GB
59GB 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 (86th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 423
Mixed 459
103% 462 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 92.6
4K Mixed 29.7
140% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 38.5
99% 208 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 101%
Great: 104%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$70
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
Read 165
Write 166
Mixed 156
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.18
83% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 108%
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 below expectations (37th percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
Read 189
Write 143
Mixed 149
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.17
65% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 110%
WD Green 2TB (2009)-$99
142GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
46.8% Average
Read 87.1
Write 75.7
Mixed 70.5
58% 77.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.2
74% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 46.8%
Great: 58%
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 above expectations (65th percentile)
46.4% Average
MC Read 15.8
MC Write 15.7
MC Mixed 13.8
43% 15.1 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 16.1
SC Mixed 15.5
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 57.6
70% 57.6 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 46.4%
Great: 63%
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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 1,674 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $975
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