MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 64.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics60.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (23rd 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 (8th percentile)
64.3% Good
SC Int 92.1
SC Float 96.4
SC Mixed 94
75% 94.2 Pts
QC Int 303
QC Float 321
QC Mixed 312
71% 312 Pts
MC Int 387
MC Float 441
MC Mixed 449
64% 426 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$230
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
60.7% Good
Lighting 183
Reflection 171
Parallax 176
56% 177 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 177
Splatting 143
64% 150 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 78%
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 (10th 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: 36%
This bench: 39.7%
Great: 69%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$68
176GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 115 115 114 114 115 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th 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: 48%
This bench: 61%
Great: 106%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$43
180GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 189 188 190 175 188 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th 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: 58%
This bench: 110%
Great: 114%
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 (13th 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: 29%
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 (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) Builds (Compare 3,353 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $888
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HDDRAMUSB
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