MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics53.4% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 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-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140220
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 10:16
Run Duration248 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-4770K-$470
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
83.8% Excellent
SC Int 114
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 112
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 437
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 426
97% 428 Pts
MC Int 554
MC Float 586
MC Mixed 579
86% 573 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 83.8%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
MaxC: 1100 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
53.4% Above average
Lighting 159
Reflection 92.1
Parallax 213
55% 155 fps
MRender 71.1
Gravity 156
Splatting 101
40% 109 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$66
68GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
63.6% Good
Read 476
Write 182
Mixed 215
64% 291 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 49.8
4K Mixed 10.7
85% 30.2 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 129
DQ Mixed 21
64% 144 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 64%
Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB-$134
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC34 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
36.5% Below average
Read 44.4
Write 82.8
Mixed 93.4
56% 73.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.35
4K Mixed 0.31
81% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 36.5%
Great: 60%
USB DISK 2.0 16GB
3GB free, PID 4200
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
9.63% Terrible
Read 26.8
Write 8.88
Mixed 12.7
18% 16.1 MB/s
4K Read 6.39
4K Write 0.75
4K Mixed 0.55
68% 2.56 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 9.63%
Great: 10%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMT8GX3M2A1866C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
49.7% Average
MC Read 18.3
MC Write 17.4
MC Mixed 14.3
48% 16.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 18.4
SC Mixed 15.4
46% 16 GB/s
Latency 66.3
60% 66.3 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 49.7%
Great: 72%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 4,042 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) - $242

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $974
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