MSI X58A-GD45 (MS-7522)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop 47%
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 55.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics35.5% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive44.8% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7522
MotherboardMSI X58A-GD45 (MS-7522)  (all builds)
Memory6.3 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20101116
Uptime31.6 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 16:14
Run Duration92 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 960-$283
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
55.7% Above average
SC Int 77
SC Float 85.1
SC Mixed 82.1
65% 81.4 Pts
QC Int 257
QC Float 294
QC Mixed 269
62% 274 Pts
MC Int 359
MC Float 400
MC Mixed 385
57% 382 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 55.7%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
EVGA(3842 2968) 2GB
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
35.5% Below average
Lighting 122
Reflection 97.4
Parallax 106
36% 108 fps
MRender 68.6
Gravity 104
Splatting 71.4
35% 81.4 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 35.5%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$124
375GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile)
44.8% Average
Read 288
Write 159
Mixed 181
46% 209 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 27.5
4K Mixed 17.6
72% 22.7 MB/s
DQ Read 32.7
DQ Write 47.9
DQ Mixed 17.9
20% 32.8 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3x4GB
3 of 6 slots used
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
53.3% Above average
MC Read 19.4
MC Write 16.9
MC Mixed 17.8
52% 18 GB/s
SC Read 13.1
SC Write 14.7
SC Mixed 14.4
40% 14.1 GB/s
Latency 50.6
79% 50.6 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 61%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical X58A-GD45 (MS-7522) Builds (Compare 134 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 55%
Desktop 55%
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI X58A-GD45 (MS-7522)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $777
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