MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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. 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 53.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics28% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
Boot Drive126% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Very high background CPU (40%). 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)
Memory7.4 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime3.4 Days
Run DateApr 17 '19 at 00:20
Run Duration172 Seconds
Run User SYC-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4570-$163
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
53.3% Above average
1-Core 96
2-Core 194
68% 145 Pts
4-Core 241
8-Core 356
38% 298 Pts
64-Core 387
26% 387 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 70%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$148
Asus(1043 85D3) ≥ 4GB; GTX 1050 Ti eSports gaming graphics card 4GB GDDR5
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
28% Poor
Lighting 108
Reflection 78.3
Parallax 115
28% 100 fps
MRender 74.6
Gravity 107
Splatting 74.4
28% 85.3 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 28%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB-$82
335GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.G Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 503 477 508 449 409 430 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 491
Write 614
Mixed 550
SusWrite 463
120% 530 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 88.3
4K Mixed 45.3
154% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 748
DQ Write 619
DQ Mixed 693
516% 686 MB/s
Poor: 102%
This bench: 126%
Great: 162%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
801GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 174 175 175 174 174 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 180
Mixed 122
SusWrite 174
120% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.3
244% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 101%
Great: 106%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB-$58
830GB free
Firmware: CC2H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 112 110 112 110 111 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
65.5% Good
Read 118
Write 112
Mixed 57.7
SusWrite 111
73% 99.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
118% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 65.5%
Great: 70%
WD WD10EACS-00ZJB0 1TB
805GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 85 85 86 86 86 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
47.7% Average
Read 80.2
Write 87.3
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 85.6
57% 77.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 47.7%
Great: 51%
Seagate FreeAgent 500GB
270GB free, PID 3008
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 42 42 43 42 43 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
20.6% Poor
Read 41.5
Write 40.5
Mixed 32.5
SusWrite 42.1
53% 39.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
94% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 20.6%
Great: 20%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Transcend TS512MLK64V3H JM1600KLH-8G 12GB
1333, 1600 MHz
4096, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
23.1% Poor
MC Read 7.7
MC Write 8.5
MC Mixed 7.3
22% 7.83 GB/s
SC Read 5.3
SC Write 6.4
SC Mixed 7.1
18% 6.27 GB/s
Latency 121
33% 121 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 23.1%
Great: 38%
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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 4,414 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $874
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