MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (98th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 2 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 74.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Memory20GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 20GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory17.1 GB free of 20 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateDec 08 '19 at 01:57
Run Duration31 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3-$150
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
74.6% Very good
1-Core 109
2-Core 199
74% 154 Pts
4-Core 429
8-Core 552
64% 491 Pts
64-Core 555
37% 555 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 74%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C9D3/4GX Samsung M378B5173QH0-CK0 KHX1600C9D3/4GX Samsung M378B1G73DB0-CK0 20GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
52% Above average
MC Read 17.9
MC Write 19.3
MC Mixed 15.1
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 20.5
SC Mixed 16.1
48% 16.7 GB/s
Latency 63.7
63% 63.7 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 52%
Great: 52%
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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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Motherboard: MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 33% - Below average Total price: $792
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