MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics75.3% 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 Drive95.6% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). 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)
Memory3.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 12:22
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4690-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
75.6% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 105
84% 104 Pts
QC Int 387
QC Float 393
QC Mixed 392
89% 391 Pts
MC Int 353
MC Float 407
MC Mixed 381
57% 380 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$210
Gigabyte(1458 3775) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2256 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
75.3% Very good
Lighting 234
Reflection 199
Parallax 220
71% 218 fps
MRender 172
Gravity 213
Splatting 166
79% 184 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$63
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
95.6% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 404
Mixed 408
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 83.8
4K Mixed 26.8
143% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 149
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 26.1
68% 141 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 95.6%
Great: 124%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
921GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 163
Mixed 156
128% 171 MB/s
4K Read 1.34
4K Write 2.56
4K Mixed 0.33
140% 1.41 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 102%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
55.9% Above average
MC Read 20.3
MC Write 21.6
MC Mixed 16.4
56% 19.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 18.6
SC Mixed 16.1
46% 16 GB/s
Latency 67.4
59% 67.4 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 55.9%
Great: 62%
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 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 2,778 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $733
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $320Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $63
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $210Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $90
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $70G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $830SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $136SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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