MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Gaming 48%
Desktop 77%
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 71.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics64.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive91.8% 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.
Very high background CPU (42%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 22 '21 at 16:26
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU 42%
Watch Gameplay: 1650S + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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-$150
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
71.3% Very good
Memory 81
1-Core 93.7
2-Core 186
71% 120 Pts
4-Core 355
8-Core 365
49% 360 Pts
64-Core 352
24% 352 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 71.3%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super)-$304
Gigabyte(1458 401B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2295 MHz, MLim: 3312 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 461.09
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
64.2% Good
Lighting 81.7
Reflection 85.9
Parallax 80.8
66% 82.8 fps
MRender 69.2
Gravity 78.5
Splatting 65.9
62% 71.2 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 64%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 314 316 322 324 325 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
91.8% Outstanding
Read 417
Write 321
Mixed 285
SusWrite 300
74% 331 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 42
149% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 171
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 180
153% 219 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 91.8%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix DMT451E6MFR8C-H9 0215 CMD8GX3M2A1600C9 DMT451E6AFR8C-H9 0215 CMD8GX3M2A1600C9 16GB
1333, 1600, 1333, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
51.4% Above average
MC Read 18.4
MC Write 19.4
MC Mixed 16.4
52% 18.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.9
SC Write 15.9
SC Mixed 14.7
41% 14.5 GB/s
Latency 78.7
51% 78.7 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 52%

 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 2,110 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop 78%
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $810
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