MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 54.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics47.4% 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 Drive39.7% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). 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)
Memory2.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150825
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateMar 15 '19 at 03:32
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790-$324
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
54.8% Above average
1-Core 94
2-Core 175
64% 134 Pts
4-Core 312
8-Core 421
48% 367 Pts
64-Core 449
30% 449 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
47.4% Average
Lighting 183
Reflection 171
Parallax 176
47% 177 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 177
Splatting 143
48% 150 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 47.4%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 240GB (2016)
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z3311000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 38 77 64 70 45 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
39.7% Below average
Read 384
Write 24.2
Mixed 125
SusWrite 67
32% 150 MB/s
4K Read 11.6
4K Write 31.6
4K Mixed 12.6
50% 18.6 MB/s
DQ Read 202
DQ Write 19.6
DQ Mixed 26.8
41% 82.8 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 39.7%
Great: 72%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$73
176GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 115 115 114 114 115 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
61% Good
Read 97.7
Write 98.7
Mixed 67.7
SusWrite 115
70% 94.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
198% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 61%
Great: 109%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
180GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 189 188 190 175 188 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 198
Write 173
Mixed 82.2
SusWrite 187
117% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 110%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (14th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
38% Below average
MC Read 12.9
MC Write 14.5
MC Mixed 12.2
38% 13.2 GB/s
SC Read 8.8
SC Write 11.6
SC Mixed 10
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 86.4
46% 86.4 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 38%
Great: 63%
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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 4,192 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $875
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