MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 88.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics47.6% 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 Drive100% 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 20:05
Run Duration177 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$384
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
88.9% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 433
QC Mixed 449
98% 430 Pts
MC Int 589
MC Float 632
MC Mixed 621
92% 614 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 88.9%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
MSI(1462 2775) 3GB
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.11.2
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
47.6% Average
Lighting 148
Reflection 85.8
Parallax 200
52% 145 fps
MRender 66.5
Gravity 145
Splatting 94.2
45% 102 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 47.6%
Great: 51%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Liteonit LCS-256M6S 2.5 7mm 256GB
43GB free
Firmware: DC81605 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 480
Write 418
Mixed 441
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 83.5
4K Mixed 36.1
142% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 21.1
86% 191 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 100%
Great: 98%
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB-$80
549GB free
Firmware: 1AA01113 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
64% Good
Read 104
Write 119
Mixed 106
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.5
115% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 64%
Great: 64%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
374GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3J0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance (0th percentile)
28.9% Poor
Read 74.4
Write 26.5
Mixed 34.2
34% 45 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 0.38
4K Mixed 0.1
34% 0.29 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 28.9%
Great: 76%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$28
107GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
37.3% Below average
Read 75.9
Write 54.2
Mixed 96.5
58% 75.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 0.26
4K Mixed 0.19
53% 0.36 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 37.3%
Great: 70%
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
51.2% Above average
MC Read 17.7
MC Write 18.2
MC Mixed 15.4
49% 17.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 19.1
SC Mixed 16.7
48% 16.9 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 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 1,571 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: 75% - Very good Total price: $886
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