MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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. 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 62.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics54.1% 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 Drive90.4% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory14.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit 色彩
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 03 '19 at 12:31
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User HKG-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4590-$80
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
62.4% Good
1-Core 106
2-Core 205
73% 155 Pts
4-Core 316
8-Core 307
43% 312 Pts
64-Core 296
20% 296 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 62.4%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
54.1% Above average
Lighting 206
Reflection 180
Parallax 200
54% 195 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 193
Splatting 134
54% 161 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk SD6SF1M-128G 128GB
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X232112
SusWrite @10s intervals: 267 284 283 286 287 265 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
90.4% Outstanding
Read 453
Write 289
Mixed 211
SusWrite 278
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 34.5
145% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 124
128% 212 MB/s
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
358GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 98 98 97 97 97 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
66.6% Good
Read 134
Write 124
Mixed 71.3
SusWrite 97.9
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
238% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 66.6%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Team Team-Elite-1600 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
61.2% Good
MC Read 22
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 18.6
61% 21.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 20
SC Mixed 18.4
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 62
64% 62 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 61%
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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 4,733 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $919
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
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