MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics54.9% 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)
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.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory9.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime11.9 Days
Run DateSep 17 '20 at 00:29
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
73.4% Very good
Memory 83.1
1-Core 105
2-Core 182
74% 123 Pts
4-Core 344
8-Core 496
54% 420 Pts
64-Core 550
37% 550 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Asus(1043 8518) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing below potential (10th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
54.9% Above average
Lighting 216
Reflection 195
Parallax 211
57% 208 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 199
Splatting 139
55% 162 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 442
Write 432
Mixed 356
91% 410 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 87.8
4K Mixed 50.9
168% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 349
264% 355 MB/s
Poor: 74% Great: 123%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$91
146GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 200 198 201 197 201 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 189
Write 151
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 198
113% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 111%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
46.1% Average
MC Read 15.8
MC Write 16.5
MC Mixed 14.8
45% 15.7 GB/s
SC Read 12.2
SC Write 15.9
SC Mixed 14.4
40% 14.2 GB/s
Latency 74.9
53% 74.9 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 46.1%
Great: 79%

 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 1,263 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Average Total price: $903
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HDDRAMUSB
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