MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 74.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics51.5% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive68.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Very high background CPU (38%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 09 '19 at 12:02
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU 38%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690-$223
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
74.4% Very good
1-Core 111
2-Core 217
77% 164 Pts
4-Core 424
8-Core 423
58% 423 Pts
64-Core 427
29% 427 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 419.17
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
51.5% Above average
Lighting 198
Reflection 173
Parallax 190
52% 187 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 185
Splatting 124
52% 152 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend SSD370 128GB-$45
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20140516
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 140 108 92 102 83 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
68.3% Good
Read 509
Write 162
Mixed 220
SusWrite 113
55% 251 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 87.2
4K Mixed 15.3
110% 43.9 MB/s
DQ Read 263
DQ Write 160
DQ Mixed 156
131% 193 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 82%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$49
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 189 200 200 194 197 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
Read 143
Write 145
Mixed 78.1
SusWrite 193
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 2.6
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
168% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 110%
Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB-$38
418GB free
Firmware: 1AA01113
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 58 60 60 58 59 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
32.1% Below average
Read 52.3
Write 52.1
Mixed 38.9
SusWrite 59
37% 50.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
137% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 32.1%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
63% Good
MC Read 22.3
MC Write 23.2
MC Mixed 19.7
62% 21.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 20.4
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 63%
Great: 63%
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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 4,727 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $894
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