MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics59.1% 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 Drive57.6% 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory8.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime3.5 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 16:09
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th 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 i7-4790K-$339
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
75.6% Very good
SC Int 112
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 108
88% 111 Pts
QC Int 366
QC Float 383
QC Mixed 380
85% 376 Pts
MC Int 479
MC Float 462
MC Mixed 438
69% 460 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$250
EVGA(3842 1972) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1481 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
59.1% Above average
Lighting 188
Reflection 166
Parallax 177
57% 177 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 161
Splatting 118
61% 141 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 59.1%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
58GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
57.6% Above average
Read 438
Write 185
Mixed 238
63% 287 MB/s
4K Read 16.2
4K Write 89.8
4K Mixed 12
87% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 32.6
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 10.6
28% 57 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 77%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
320GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
81.1% Excellent
Read 146
Write 136
Mixed 132
104% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 2.41
4K Mixed 0.21
99% 1.12 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Value DDR3 1600 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
53.6% Above average
MC Read 19.6
MC Write 20.1
MC Mixed 16.6
54% 18.8 GB/s
SC Read 10.6
SC Write 17.6
SC Mixed 15.1
41% 14.4 GB/s
Latency 67.3
59% 67.3 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 53.6%
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 Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 1,524 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) - $152

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $960
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