MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics35.7% 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 Drive80.8% 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.
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 (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130922
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 17:38
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 29%

 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 i5-4670K-$250
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
73.9% Very good
SC Int 103
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 99.9
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 377
QC Mixed 389
88% 388 Pts
MC Int 402
MC Float 406
MC Mixed 370
59% 392 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
Gigabyte(1458 360B) 2GB
CLim: 1306 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
35.7% Below average
Lighting 98.7
Reflection 80.1
Parallax 124
33% 101 fps
MRender 87.9
Gravity 123
Splatting 79.6
44% 97 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 35.7%
Great: 38%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$129
15GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
80.8% Excellent
Read 471
Write 337
Mixed 331
84% 380 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 64.4
4K Mixed 16.3
99% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 16.5
84% 195 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 80.8%
Great: 95%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$60
445GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
78% Very good
Read 146
Write 126
Mixed 108
95% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.18
76% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 78%
Great: 85%
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500GB
21GB free, PID 5021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
13% Very poor
Read 31.2
Write 26
Mixed 27.9
36% 28.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.25
4K Write 0.91
4K Mixed 0.26
41% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 13%
Great: 30%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (46th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
49.7% Average
MC Read 17
MC Write 18.3
MC Mixed 16.1
49% 17.1 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 17.6
SC Mixed 15.4
44% 15.5 GB/s
Latency 80.2
50% 80.2 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 49.7%
Great: 62%
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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 4,280 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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