MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics105% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive66.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150529
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 22:39
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 i7-4771-$337
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
74.8% Very good
SC Int 107
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 104
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 363
QC Float 382
QC Mixed 367
84% 371 Pts
MC Int 523
MC Float 580
MC Mixed 558
83% 553 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 344
Reflection 308
Parallax 347
107% 333 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 304
Splatting 217
104% 241 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 105%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 250GB-$186
87GB free
Firmware: DXT08B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
66.2% Good
Read 477
Write 142
Mixed 160
56% 260 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 91.5
4K Mixed 10.1
104% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 153
DQ Mixed 30.6
70% 147 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 79%
Samsung Spinpoint F2 1TB-$55
722GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
48.2% Average
Read 82.3
Write 85.6
Mixed 27.3
48% 65.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.46
4K Mixed 0.38
89% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 48.2%
Great: 58%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$88
616GB free
Firmware: AP63 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
49.3% Average
Read 91.7
Write 80
Mixed 10.9
44% 60.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.17
4K Mixed 0.35
79% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 49.3%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Savage DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB-$137
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (26th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
51.6% Above average
MC Read 18.2
MC Write 18.2
MC Mixed 16.1
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 12.2
SC Write 18.3
SC Mixed 17.5
46% 16 GB/s
Latency 66.6
60% 66.6 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 88%
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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 1,526 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: 79% - Very good Total price: $944
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