MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics27.4% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
DisplayΧρώματα 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 09 '21 at 15:12
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User CYP-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690-$178
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
83.9% Excellent
Memory 93.4
1-Core 111
2-Core 216
83% 140 Pts
4-Core 431
8-Core 426
59% 429 Pts
64-Core 425
28% 425 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 83.9%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
CLim: 1070 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 20.10.35.02
Performing below potential (49th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
27.4% Poor
Lighting 36.4
Reflection 38.3
Parallax 46.6
29% 40.4 fps
MRender 32.3
Gravity 30.8
Splatting 26.5
25% 29.9 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 27.4%
Great: 30%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST1000LM048-2E7172 1TB
881GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 26 14 22 29 28 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
18.4% Very poor
Read 38.2
Write 77.1
Mixed 33.3
SusWrite 25
32% 43.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.4
122% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 18.4%
Great: 71%
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$33
498GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 109 106 110 109 109 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
63.7% Good
Read 113
Write 112
Mixed 65.4
SusWrite 109
73% 99.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 63.7%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
63.4% Good
MC Read 22.3
MC Write 23.5
MC Mixed 20.2
63% 22 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 20.5
SC Mixed 18.8
54% 18.8 GB/s
Latency 61.2
65% 61.2 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 63.4%
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 2,506 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 39%
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: $755
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