MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 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 74.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics57.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 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
5 months ago, 5 months 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 (32nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
74.9% Very good
1-Core 115
2-Core 238
82% 176 Pts
4-Core 400
8-Core 616
65% 508 Pts
64-Core 624
42% 624 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 91%
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 (28th percentile)
57.2% Above average
Lighting 231
Reflection 204
Parallax 221
59% 218 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 208
Splatting 142
54% 169 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 57.2%
Great: 66%
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 (39th 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: 50%
This bench: 76%
Great: 106%
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 (32nd 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: 40%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 74%
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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 4,413 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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