MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 67.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics58.4% 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 Drive111% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150825
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 21 '19 at 11:03
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
67.6% Good
1-Core 90.2
2-Core 226
72% 158 Pts
4-Core 401
8-Core 418
56% 409 Pts
64-Core 426
29% 426 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 67.6%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$159
CLim: 1411 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.9.2
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
58.4% Above average
Lighting 214
Reflection 185
Parallax 282
56% 227 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 214
Splatting 134
59% 167 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 167 166 164 144 147 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 489
Mixed 379
SusWrite 186
87% 390 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 59.8
204% 72.6 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 360
271% 361 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 111%
Great: 125%
WD Black 750GB (2008)-$40
142GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 66 64 70 70 70 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
45.5% Average
Read 92.2
Write 92
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 65.6
60% 80.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
179% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 63%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB-$50
104GB free
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 69 70 71 71 70 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
38.5% Below average
Read 63.9
Write 10.5
Mixed 29.2
SusWrite 69.9
32% 43.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 38.5%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
64.1% Good
MC Read 22.3
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 20.3
63% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 21
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 57.4
70% 57.4 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 64%
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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 4,746 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
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Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 35%
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Motherboard: MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $919
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Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $204
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
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