MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 44.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics34.5% 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 Drive53.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory10.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateJul 02 '21 at 12:10
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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-$117
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
44.3% Average
Memory 42
1-Core 22.9
2-Core 51.5
25% 38.8 Pts
4-Core 252
8-Core 351
39% 302 Pts
64-Core 369
25% 369 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 471.11
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
34.5% Below average
Lighting 44.2
Reflection 46.4
Parallax 41.8
36% 44.1 fps
MRender 37.8
Gravity 41.7
Splatting 36.6
33% 38.7 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 34.5%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB-$59
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 580ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 130 137 137 141 131 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
53.2% Above average
Read 308
Write 190
Mixed 230
SusWrite 136
48% 216 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 28
4K Mixed 21.9
78% 24.3 MB/s
DQ Read 190
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 200
148% 194 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 88%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
694GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 147 161 163 162 164 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
96.3% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 141
Mixed 106
SusWrite 158
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
229% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 96.3%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
51.5% Above average
MC Read 21.6
MC Write 22.8
MC Mixed 18.3
60% 20.9 GB/s
SC Read 5.9
SC Write 4.7
SC Mixed 7.6
17% 6.07 GB/s
Latency 193
21% 193 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 82%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 11 9 60 27" 1280 720 BNQ7F41 BenQ RL2755
Typical H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) Builds (Compare 2,665 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: 43% - Average Total price: $777
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