MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics71.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
21 days ago, 4 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150825
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateJun 13 '19 at 13:27
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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 i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
SC Int 111
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 115
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 409
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 400
91% 403 Pts
MC Int 590
MC Float 653
MC Mixed 624
93% 622 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
71.9% Very good
Lighting 231
Reflection 204
Parallax 221
70% 218 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 208
Splatting 142
73% 169 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 86%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
609GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 109 121 122 126 131 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
76% Very good
Read 144
Write 156
Mixed 104
SusWrite 120
97% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
199% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 76%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
58.4% Above average
MC Read 20.5
MC Write 21.5
MC Mixed 18.4
58% 20.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 20.7
SC Mixed 16.3
50% 17.4 GB/s
Latency 62.7
64% 62.7 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 75%
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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 3,747 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: 73% - Very good Total price: $869
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