MSI H97M-E35 (MS-7846)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 76.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics40.3% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 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.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7846
MotherboardMSI H97M-E35 (MS-7846)  (all builds)
Memory5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150529
Uptime1 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 23:57
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 i5-4590-$319
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
76.5% Very good
SC Int 104
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 103
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 395
QC Mixed 401
90% 399 Pts
MC Int 405
MC Float 399
MC Mixed 399
60% 401 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
XFX(1682 3001) 3GB
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1550 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.3.2
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
40.3% Average
Lighting 124
Reflection 71.9
Parallax 178
44% 125 fps
MRender 56.5
Gravity 121
Splatting 78.7
37% 85.4 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 40.3%
Great: 53%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 68 70 71 80 73 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
55.5% Above average
Read 121
Write 118
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 72
69% 93.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
223% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 55.5%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
34.2% Below average
MC Read 11.2
MC Write 11.5
MC Mixed 9.9
31% 10.9 GB/s
SC Read 10.1
SC Write 11.3
SC Mixed 10.1
30% 10.5 GB/s
Latency 63.5
63% 63.5 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 34.2%
Great: 35%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical H97M-E35 (MS-7846) Builds (Compare 453 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI H97M-E35 (MS-7846) - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $533
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