MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics16.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive173% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
DisplayΧρώματα 3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 07 '19 at 08:34
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
83.3% Excellent
1-Core 127
2-Core 249
89% 188 Pts
4-Core 455
8-Core 631
71% 543 Pts
64-Core 648
44% 648 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750-Ti-$110
Gigabyte(1458 36CA) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1333 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.12
Relative performance (0th percentile)
16.4% Very poor
Lighting 60
Reflection 40.6
Parallax 58.5
16% 53 fps
MRender 46.8
Gravity 59
Splatting 36.4
16% 47.4 fps
Poor: 18%
This bench: 16.4%
Great: 21%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$110
670GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 623 638 648 658 659 657 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
173% Outstanding
Read 735
Write 662
Mixed 604
SusWrite 647
149% 662 MB/s
4K Read 56.3
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 74.1
253% 89.3 MB/s
DQ Read 624
DQ Write 501
DQ Mixed 268
281% 465 MB/s
Poor: 167%
This bench: 173%
Great: 269%
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$58
97GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 323 153 152 151 153 153 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
72.9% Very good
Read 311
Write 389
Mixed 310
SusWrite 181
67% 298 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 68.6
4K Mixed 45.4
149% 50 MB/s
DQ Read 39.5
DQ Write 86.2
DQ Mixed 51.1
42% 58.9 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
59.4% Above average
MC Read 20.5
MC Write 21.9
MC Mixed 18.1
58% 20.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 22.4
SC Mixed 19.1
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 62.7
64% 62.7 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 59.4%
Great: 64%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 50%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
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Workstation
Workstation 35%
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Motherboard: MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $854
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