MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
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 86.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics71.5% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). 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)
Memory27.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 05:23
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 19%

 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 i7-4790K-$339
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
86.3% Excellent
SC Int 123
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 123
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 422
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 421
96% 423 Pts
MC Int 606
MC Float 646
MC Mixed 626
94% 626 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1655 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
71.5% Very good
Lighting 212
Reflection 175
Parallax 180
62% 189 fps
MRender 176
Gravity 221
Splatting 146
78% 181 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$98
60GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 410
Mixed 407
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 91.5
4K Mixed 23.8
149% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 107
130% 229 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 101%
Great: 116%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$61
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 190
Mixed 160
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 1.16
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.17
106% 1.14 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-12800CL10-8GBXL 0420 F3-2133C9-8GBXH 0420 F3-12800CL10-8GBXL 0420 F3-2133C9-8GBXH 32GB
1600, 2133, 1600, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
60.1% Good
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 21.9
MC Mixed 18.1
58% 20.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 22.7
SC Mixed 20.5
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
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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 1,339 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: $989
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