MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Gaming 47%
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 71.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics46.9% 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 Drive90.5% 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 (24%). 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)
Memory4.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150415
Uptime4 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 00:22
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 i5-4690-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
71.8% Very good
SC Int 111
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 111
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 346
QC Float 326
QC Mixed 348
77% 340 Pts
MC Int 400
MC Float 392
MC Mixed 399
60% 397 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$228
CLim: 990 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
46.9% Average
Lighting 140
Reflection 134
Parallax 196
50% 157 fps
MRender 106
Gravity 122
Splatting 85
45% 104 fps
Poor: 39%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 47%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SUV300S37A120G 120GB
56GB free
Firmware: SAFM12.G Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 450
Mixed 486
108% 483 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 83.8
4K Mixed 11.9
105% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 12.5
86% 197 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 92%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$82
778GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
54.7% Above average
Read 94.4
Write 96.1
Mixed 96.3
72% 95.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 1.38
4K Mixed 0.42
106% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 54.7%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
34% Below average
MC Read 11.2
MC Write 11.2
MC Mixed 9.8
31% 10.7 GB/s
SC Read 9.8
SC Write 11.3
SC Mixed 10
30% 10.4 GB/s
Latency 61.3
65% 61.3 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 34%
Great: 35%
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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 2,057 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 59%
Desktop 62%
Workstation 41%
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Motherboard: MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $859
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