MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 70.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics47.8% 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)
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory8.3 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140724
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateNov 07 '19 at 22:10
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-$74
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
70.9% Very good
1-Core 108
2-Core 215
76% 162 Pts
4-Core 395
8-Core 374
53% 385 Pts
64-Core 366
24% 366 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
47.8% Average
Lighting 168
Reflection 148
Parallax 176
44% 164 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 170
Splatting 120
48% 144 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 47.8%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$55
7GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 493
Write 472
Mixed 372
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 58.9
195% 69 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 70% Great: 124%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
104GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 147 107 108 116 129 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
87.9% Excellent
Read 180
Write 160
Mixed 85.3
SusWrite 126
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 C9 3x4GB
3 of 4 slots used
12GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (61st percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
39.9% Below average
MC Read 13.5
MC Write 14.2
MC Mixed 12.2
38% 13.3 GB/s
SC Read 10.2
SC Write 13
SC Mixed 11.8
33% 11.7 GB/s
Latency 68.8
58% 68.8 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 58%
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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 4,554 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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