MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (16th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 84 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 61.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics30.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). 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)
Memory3.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 11:10
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing way below expectations (16th 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
61.2% Good
SC Int 104
SC Float 86.8
SC Mixed 107
79% 99.1 Pts
QC Int 346
QC Float 232
QC Mixed 252
63% 277 Pts
MC Int 500
MC Float 571
MC Mixed 551
81% 541 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 36AE) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2056 MHz, MLim: 1960 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
30.6% Below average
Lighting 5.8
Reflection 3
Parallax 128
16% 45.7 fps
MRender 82.9
Gravity 123
Splatting 83.3
42% 96.4 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 30.6%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 248
Write 179
Mixed 198
46% 208 MB/s
4K Read 9.7
4K Write 95.1
4K Mixed 33.9
108% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 166
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 154
124% 172 MB/s
Poor: 38% Great: 82%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$53
26GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 102
Write 100
Mixed 71.2
68% 91 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 38% Great: 85%
SanDisk Ultra 124GB
14GB free, PID 5581
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 122
Write 68
Mixed 55
93% 81.6 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1.8
123% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 12% Great: 48%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
46.3% Average
MC Read 16.4
MC Write 16.5
MC Mixed 14.2
45% 15.7 GB/s
SC Read 12
SC Write 16.1
SC Mixed 13.3
39% 13.8 GB/s
Latency 69.2
58% 69.2 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 46.3%
Great: 63%
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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: 88% - Excellent Total price: $717
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