MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 72.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics42.5% 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 Drive75.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 05:00
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 below expectations (20th percentile)
72.7% Very good
SC Int 104
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 104
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 341
QC Float 353
QC Mixed 353
79% 349 Pts
MC Int 513
MC Float 533
MC Mixed 541
79% 529 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
Gigabyte(1458 36AC) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
42.5% Average
Lighting 138
Reflection 115
Parallax 145
43% 132 fps
MRender 79.5
Gravity 124
Splatting 86.6
42% 96.7 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX200 240GB-$90
15GB free
Firmware: MU02.6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
75.2% Very good
Read 479
Write 253
Mixed 263
73% 332 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 50.3
4K Mixed 23.4
103% 34.7 MB/s
DQ Read 273
DQ Write 164
DQ Mixed 46.4
81% 161 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 75.2%
Great: 78%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
22GB free, PID a202
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
30.2% Below average
Read 85.3
Write 61.6
Mixed 68
88% 71.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.28
4K Write 1.42
4K Mixed 0.15
55% 0.62 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 30.2%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB-$126
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
56.8% Above average
MC Read 19.6
MC Write 20.9
MC Mixed 18.4
56% 19.6 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 19.1
SC Mixed 17.1
47% 16.3 GB/s
Latency 63
64% 63 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 73%
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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 1,341 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $988
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