MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics66.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive89.7% 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.
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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 08:05
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd 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 i5-4690K-$235
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
73.7% Very good
SC Int 109
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 107
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 364
QC Float 382
QC Mixed 373
85% 373 Pts
MC Int 420
MC Float 428
MC Mixed 384
62% 411 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
Gigabyte(1458 367B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
66.6% Good
Lighting 212
Reflection 182
Parallax 201
64% 198 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 192
Splatting 128
68% 158 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 66.6%
Great: 74%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$159
194GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
89.7% Excellent
Read 503
Write 403
Mixed 410
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 89.9
4K Mixed 26.6
142% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 45.2
DQ Write 99.9
DQ Mixed 26.6
33% 57.3 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 2133 C11 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 2133 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
30.7% Below average
MC Read 10.1
MC Write 11.1
MC Mixed 8.8
29% 10 GB/s
SC Read 7.2
SC Write 7.9
SC Mixed 7.6
22% 7.57 GB/s
Latency 65.8
61% 65.8 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 30.7%
Great: 78%
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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 1,319 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: 67% - Good Total price: $995
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HDDRAMUSB
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