MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 82.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics67% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive56.7% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 20 '16 at 23:22
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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 i5-4690K-$235
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
SC Int 112
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 422
QC Float 444
QC Mixed 429
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 420
MC Float 441
MC Mixed 430
64% 430 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$275
Nvidia(10DE 1131) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvd3dumx Ver. 21.21.13.7306
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
67% Good
Lighting 180
Reflection 198
Parallax 217
60% 198 fps
MRender 160
Gravity 202
Splatting 140
72% 167 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 67%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB-$170
30GB free
Firmware: SAFC01.6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
56.7% Above average
Read 521
Write 330
Mixed 426
94% 426 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 3.64
4K Mixed 2.18
58% 13.7 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 102%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
156GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
74.7% Very good
Read 141
Write 119
Mixed 115
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1.07
4K Write 2.05
4K Mixed 0.3
116% 1.14 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (40th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
53.4% Above average
MC Read 18.7
MC Write 19.7
MC Mixed 16.5
52% 18.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 17.1
47% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 70.5
57% 70.5 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 71%
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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 1,477 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $893
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