MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 54.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics53% 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 Drive100% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). 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)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150825
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateNov 07 '19 at 15:31
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$168
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
54.4% Above average
1-Core 103
2-Core 178
68% 141 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 352
38% 296 Pts
64-Core 384
26% 384 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 54.4%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.22
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
53% Above average
Lighting 198
Reflection 176
Parallax 194
52% 189 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 190
Splatting 124
53% 155 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53%
Great: 57%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$87
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 94 97 99 96 96 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 457
Write 438
Mixed 382
SusWrite 103
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 62
186% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 362
272% 364 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 100%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
28.6% Poor
MC Read 9.1
MC Write 9.5
MC Mixed 8.3
26% 8.97 GB/s
SC Read 7
SC Write 9.4
SC Mixed 8.7
24% 8.37 GB/s
Latency 67.7
59% 67.7 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 28.6%
Great: 87%
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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 4,550 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $859
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HDDRAMUSB
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