MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics79.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
DisplayЦвета: 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateDec 27 '20 at 18:06
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU10%
Watch Gameplay: 1070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4670-$249
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
81.4% Excellent
Memory 91.9
1-Core 105
2-Core 211
80% 136 Pts
4-Core 410
8-Core 411
56% 410 Pts
64-Core 406
27% 406 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 460.89
Performing below potential (47th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
79.2% Very good
Lighting 98.8
Reflection 108
Parallax 98.3
80% 102 fps
MRender 92.4
Gravity 98
Splatting 97.3
78% 95.9 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$28
410GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 03.01A03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 110 124 130 134 129 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
71.7% Very good
Read 127
Write 114
Mixed 87
SusWrite 123
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 107%
Seagate ST9320325AS 320GB-$60
127GB free
Firmware: 0003SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 48 48 47 48 48 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
30.2% Below average
Read 57.3
Write 55
Mixed 31.2
SusWrite 47.9
35% 47.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
102% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 30.2%
Great: 40%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378B1G73EB0-CK0 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
60% Above average
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 18.4
59% 20.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 18.2
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 64.2
62% 64.2 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 60%
Great: 60%

 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 2,679 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $758
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