MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 59.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics71.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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 (38%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory10.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150528
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 07 '20 at 05:15
Run Duration269 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 38%

 PC Performing below expectations (21st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690-$125
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
59.8% Above average
1-Core 102
2-Core 192
70% 147 Pts
4-Core 300
8-Core 317
42% 309 Pts
64-Core 351
24% 351 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$280
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.87
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
71.1% Very good
Lighting 0.3
Reflection 240
Parallax 272
0% 171 fps
MRender 219
Gravity 265
Splatting 175
75% 220 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$90
55GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 143 143 150 153 150 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
69.3% Good
Read 376
Write 210
Mixed 224
SusWrite 151
53% 240 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 76.6
4K Mixed 33.2
119% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 171
133% 181 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 82%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$37
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 9.7 0 41 60 67 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
9.64% Terrible
Read 1.5
Write 26.7
Mixed 3
SusWrite 32.1
11% 15.8 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0
6% 0.1 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 9.64%
Great: 113%
Lexar microSD RDR 32GB
30GB free, PID b051
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 19 20 20 20 20 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
10% Very poor
Read 23
Write 22.2
Mixed 5.2
SusWrite 19.2
22% 17.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.1
31% 0.33 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 10%
Great: 36%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsZ DDR3 2133 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2133 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
47.6% Average
MC Read 17
MC Write 19.7
MC Mixed 16.4
51% 17.7 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 12.2
SC Mixed 10.6
31% 10.7 GB/s
Latency 115
35% 115 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 47.6%
Great: 125%
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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 5,086 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Average Total price: $857
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