MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 53.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics53.9% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive51.7% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 12 years and 2 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 31 '21 at 15:19
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4460-$98
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
53.7% Above average
Memory 90.3
1-Core 54.9
2-Core 80.4
52% 75.2 Pts
4-Core 105
8-Core 99.6
14% 102 Pts
64-Core 102
7% 102 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 451.67
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
53.9% Above average
Lighting 66.7
Reflection 73.5
Parallax 65.8
54% 68.7 fps
MRender 71
Gravity 66.1
Splatting 56.1
54% 64.4 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 240GB-$193
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 92 73 73 71 74 MB/s
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
51.7% Above average
Read 236
Write 214
Mixed 218
SusWrite 84.2
42% 188 MB/s
4K Read 14.5
4K Write 75.3
4K Mixed 26.6
96% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 153
DQ Write 181
DQ Mixed 29
60% 121 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 82%
Samsung HD103SI 1TB-$80
96GB free
Firmware: 1AG0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 74 72 83 83 83 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
39.8% Below average
Read 59.3
Write 80.5
Mixed 49
SusWrite 79.1
49% 67 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 39.8%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
36.6% Below average
MC Read 9.6
MC Write 13.6
MC Mixed 11.6
33% 11.6 GB/s
SC Read 12
SC Write 11.6
SC Mixed 14.2
36% 12.6 GB/s
Latency 66.9
60% 66.9 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 36.6%
Great: 64%

 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 2,690 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $758
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