MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 64.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics78.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive74.3% 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 (36%). 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)
Memory9.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150825
Uptime5.2 Days
Run DateSep 18 '19 at 17:14
Run Duration259 Seconds
Run User CHE-User
Background CPU 36%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
64.6% Good
1-Core 100
2-Core 186
68% 143 Pts
4-Core 347
8-Core 578
58% 463 Pts
64-Core 605
41% 605 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 64.6%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$480
EVGA(3842 1996) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 436.15
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
78.1% Very good
Lighting 316
Reflection 290
Parallax 352
83% 319 fps
MRender 194
Gravity 288
Splatting 184
78% 222 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$85
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 116 115 140 116 128 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
74.3% Very good
Read 428
Write 187
Mixed 220
SusWrite 124
53% 240 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 86.8
4K Mixed 38.8
135% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 167
DQ Write 174
DQ Mixed 181
133% 174 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 83%
Seagate SkyHawk 1TB (2016)-$49
45GB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 109 130 131 140 131 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
75.7% Very good
Read 138
Write 145
Mixed 71
SusWrite 126
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 99%
Seagate SkyHawk 4TB (2016)-$99
1TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 98 104 101 96 95 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
57.3% Above average
Read 102
Write 119
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 97.5
71% 96.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 110%
Samsung FIT USB 3.0 64GB-$22
5GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 41 39 38 39 39 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
33.1% Below average
Read 126
Write 52.7
Mixed 2.5
SusWrite 40.3
59% 55.5 MB/s
4K Read 4.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 2.4
154% 2.93 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 33.1%
Great: 78%
WD My Passport 0837 1TB
678GB free, PID 0837
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 100 98 99 101 97 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
42.1% Average
Read 100
Write 99.7
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 99
121% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
94% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 42.1%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
48% Average
MC Read 16.3
MC Write 17.6
MC Mixed 14.9
46% 16.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 17.1
SC Mixed 15.1
42% 14.9 GB/s
Latency 70.5
57% 70.5 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 48%
Great: 64%
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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 4,757 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 33% - Below average Total price: $794
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