MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 55.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics35.8% 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)
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 (58th 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 i5-4570-$195
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
55.2% Above average
SC Int 93.9
SC Float 86.2
SC Mixed 96
74% 92 Pts
QC Int 266
QC Float 316
QC Mixed 241
62% 274 Pts
MC Int 324
MC Float 371
MC Mixed 387
54% 361 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$144
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 below expectations (22nd percentile)
35.8% Below average
Lighting 108
Reflection 78.3
Parallax 115
34% 100 fps
MRender 74.6
Gravity 107
Splatting 74.4
37% 85.3 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 35.8%
Great: 42%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB-$75
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 (23rd 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: 103%
This bench: 126%
Great: 159%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$43
801GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 174 175 175 174 174 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th 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: 52%
This bench: 101%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB-$55
830GB free
Firmware: CC2H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 112 110 112 110 111 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th 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: 35%
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 (88th 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 (98th 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
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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 3,633 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
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: $876
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