MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics58.9% 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 Drive108% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). 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)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140220
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 23:11
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$270
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 113
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 458
QC Float 477
QC Mixed 455
105% 463 Pts
MC Int 458
MC Float 476
MC Mixed 457
70% 464 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Nvidia(10DE 1116) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
58.9% Above average
Lighting 164
Reflection 164
Parallax 164
51% 164 fps
MRender 160
Gravity 164
Splatting 132
65% 152 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$290
800GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 522
Write 416
Mixed 427
101% 455 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 92.5
4K Mixed 34.6
158% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 138
152% 258 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 108%
Great: 119%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$60
3TB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 199
Write 187
Mixed 170
139% 185 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.23
90% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 110%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
63.4% Good
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 22.8
MC Mixed 20
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 20.3
57% 19.8 GB/s
Latency 57.5
70% 57.5 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 63%
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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 4,161 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) - $242

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,147
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