MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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. 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 73.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics55.1% 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 above expectations (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4590-$342
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
73.5% Very good
Memory 93
1-Core 106
2-Core 205
80% 134 Pts
4-Core 316
8-Core 307
43% 312 Pts
64-Core 296
20% 296 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
55.1% Above average
Lighting 68.6
Reflection 69.3
Parallax 62.5
57% 66.8 fps
MRender 74.2
Gravity 64.5
Splatting 58.3
43% 65.7 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 58%
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)-$29
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: 54%
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 (94th 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: 33%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 62%

 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 1,595 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $770
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