MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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. 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 57%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics42% 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 Drive56% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory0.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140724
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateJun 14 '21 at 16:15
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690-$178
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
57% Above average
Memory 68.7
1-Core 72
2-Core 157
58% 99.2 Pts
4-Core 261
8-Core 273
36% 267 Pts
64-Core 213
14% 213 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 57%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
PwrHis(1787 2343) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 21.3.1
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
42% Average
Lighting 52
Reflection 40.5
Parallax 70.9
42% 54.5 fps
MRender 52.2
Gravity 52.1
Splatting 41
42% 48.4 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 42%
Great: 51%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 512GB-$200
240GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 299 290 248 194 198 208 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
56% Above average
Read 289
Write 273
Mixed 236
SusWrite 240
58% 259 MB/s
4K Read 11.9
4K Write 41.9
4K Mixed 23.8
71% 25.9 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 165
124% 164 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 56%
Great: 105%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016)-$114
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 170 177 159 173 175 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
89% Excellent
Read 141
Write 149
Mixed 70.5
SusWrite 169
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 89%
Great: 106%
USB Flash Memory 4GB
3GB free, PID 6545
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 12 13 11 12 12 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
5.38% Terrible
Read 15
Write 8.7
Mixed 5.5
SusWrite 11.9
13% 10.3 MB/s
4K Read 2.6
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
10% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 5.38%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
45.8% Average
MC Read 16.4
MC Write 18.8
MC Mixed 15.8
49% 17 GB/s
SC Read 7.1
SC Write 11.9
SC Mixed 10.4
28% 9.8 GB/s
Latency 105
38% 105 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 63%

 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 2,699 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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HDDRAMUSB
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