MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
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 71.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics141% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory7.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateJun 03 '22 at 16:17
Run Duration238 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU7%
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 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)
71.8% Very good
Memory 81.3
1-Core 109
2-Core 208
77% 133 Pts
4-Core 336
8-Core 490
53% 413 Pts
64-Core 575
39% 575 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3070-$536
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 496.76
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
141% Outstanding
Lighting 197
Reflection 187
Parallax 196
159% 193 fps
MRender 180
Gravity 143
Splatting 128
120% 150 fps
Poor: 130%
This bench: 141%
Great: 165%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$42
5GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 206
Write 193
Mixed 203
45% 201 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 71.8
4K Mixed 20.5
99% 38.5 MB/s
DQ Read 111
DQ Write 152
DQ Mixed 160
113% 141 MB/s
Poor: 40% Great: 81%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$30
653GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 150 154 153 153 154 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
85.5% Excellent
Read 146
Write 147
Mixed 82.9
SusWrite 152
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.2
234% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 85.5%
Great: 108%
Seagate ST3250620AS 250GB-$146
110GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 64 65 65 65 64 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
34.9% Below average
Read 57.2
Write 59.3
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 64.2
41% 55.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 34.9%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G KHX1600C10D3/8G KHX1866C10D3/4G KHX1866C10D3/4G 16GB
1600, 1600, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
51.7% Above average
MC Read 18.5
MC Write 18.8
MC Mixed 17.2
52% 18.2 GB/s
SC Read 10.9
SC Write 17.2
SC Mixed 15.4
41% 14.5 GB/s
Latency 78.2
51% 78.2 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 65%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 45: 6R 5G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
45% 28% 39 95 5 144 34" 3440 1440 XMI3444 Mi Monitor
History: Score 43: 6R 3G 4B | Score 45: 6R 5G 0B
Typical H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) Builds (Compare 3,315 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $570
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