MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 62.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics64.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive82.9% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory3.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140721
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 17:37
Run Duration223 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 i5-4570-$210
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
62.4% Good
SC Int 94.3
SC Float 96
SC Mixed 93
76% 94.4 Pts
QC Int 297
QC Float 307
QC Mixed 310
69% 305 Pts
MC Int 348
MC Float 344
MC Mixed 340
52% 344 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 62.4%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
64.4% Good
Lighting 199
Reflection 181
Parallax 201
60% 194 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 194
Splatting 127
76% 158 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$129
23GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
82.9% Excellent
Read 480
Write 325
Mixed 329
84% 378 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 65.4
4K Mixed 19.3
119% 41.3 MB/s
DQ Read 201
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 20.1
68% 147 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 95%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$42
339GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
53.1% Above average
Read 88.2
Write 96.6
Mixed 73.5
64% 86.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.96
4K Mixed 0.41
102% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 71%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
263GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
Read 159
Write 142
Mixed 137
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 2.29
4K Mixed 0.29
107% 1.12 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 107%
WD My Passport 0820 1TB
301GB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
35.5% Below average
Read 79.5
Write 83.3
Mixed 62.2
96% 75 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.23
73% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 35.5%
Great: 43%
WD My Passport Essential 320GB
67GB free, PID 070a
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
14.8% Very poor
Read 34.8
Write 27.9
Mixed 24.3
36% 29 MB/s
4K Read 0.27
4K Write 1.16
4K Mixed 0.1
44% 0.51 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 14.8%
Great: 19%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 2133 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
68.1% Good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 25.3
MC Mixed 21.8
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 17.6
SC Mixed 17.2
48% 16.9 GB/s
Latency 54.3
74% 54.3 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 81%
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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 4,296 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: 65% - Good Total price: $972
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