MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 84.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive83.7% 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.
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)
Memory2.3 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime2.9 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 20:02
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 i7-4790S-$237
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
84.2% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 120
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 416
QC Float 405
QC Mixed 410
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 590
MC Float 630
MC Mixed 623
92% 614 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 83%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Liteonit LCS-256M6S 2.5 7mm 256GB
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC81605 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
83.7% Excellent
Read 481
Write 419
Mixed 444
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 81.9
4K Mixed 22.2
123% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 33.5
DQ Write 88.8
DQ Mixed 100
65% 74.1 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 97%
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB-$99
549GB free
Firmware: 1AA01113 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
64.1% Good
Read 109
Write 114
Mixed 105
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 2.16
4K Mixed 0.43
122% 1.14 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 64%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
374GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3J0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
31.8% Below average
Read 73.3
Write 37.7
Mixed 36
36% 49 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 0.53
4K Mixed 0.1
38% 0.34 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 31.8%
Great: 76%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$33
107GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
40.5% Average
Read 71.3
Write 70
Mixed 73.4
54% 71.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 0.24
4K Mixed 0.22
59% 0.4 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 40.5%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown PSD32G13332 Kingston KHX1866C9D3/4GX 1302 PSD32G13332 Kingston KHX1866C9D3/4GX 12GB
1333, 1600, 1333, 1600 MHz
2048, 4096, 2048, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
51.5% Above average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 18.2
MC Mixed 15.7
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 18.9
SC Mixed 17.4
49% 17.1 GB/s
Latency 65.7
61% 65.7 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $878
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