MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 63.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics52.8% 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)
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 (12%). 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)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime3.5 Days
Run DateNov 17 '19 at 16:30
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4460-$70
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
63.9% Good
1-Core 99.2
2-Core 195
69% 147 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 365
48% 357 Pts
64-Core 347
23% 347 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 63.9%
Great: 66%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
52.8% Above average
Lighting 197
Reflection 181
Parallax 217
52% 198 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 190
Splatting 128
53% 156 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$90
557GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 125 138 138 143 143 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
61.6% Good
Read 82.5
Write 170
Mixed 30.5
SusWrite 131
75% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2
373% 2.83 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 111%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$39
384GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 153 170 170 170 168 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 205
Write 181
Mixed 31.1
SusWrite 163
105% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2.1
384% 2.87 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 106%
Great: 111%
Samsung M3 Portable 2TB
127GB free, PID 61b5
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 64 64 64 64 64 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
30.3% Below average
Read 75.8
Write 63.9
Mixed 50.4
SusWrite 64.1
84% 63.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
91% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 30.3%
Great: 52%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
57.8% Above average
MC Read 21
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 17.5
58% 20.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 17
SC Mixed 17.5
47% 16.3 GB/s
Latency 65.1
61% 65.1 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 75%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Desktop
Desktop 60%
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Workstation
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Motherboard: MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $744
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