MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics40.8% 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 Drive67.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory4.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150529
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 09:45
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU0%

 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 i5-4690K-$235
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
80% Very good
SC Int 110
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 108
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 425
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 419
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 395
MC Float 423
MC Mixed 416
62% 412 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 80%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280-$185
Asus(1043 047E) 3GB
CLim: 980 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 16.6
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
40.8% Average
Lighting 126
Reflection 80.1
Parallax 166
44% 124 fps
MRender 62.2
Gravity 118
Splatting 88.7
39% 89.7 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 40.8%
Great: 46%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 520 Series 120GB-$155
24GB free
Firmware: 400i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
67.2% Good
Read 473
Write 154
Mixed 223
62% 284 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 12.7
126% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 30.9
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 12.8
27% 52.9 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 78%
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$42
260GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
35.1% Below average
Read 66.7
Write 55.4
Mixed 70.4
49% 64.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.35
89% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 35.1%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (65th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
53.3% Above average
MC Read 18.2
MC Write 19.2
MC Mixed 16.9
52% 18.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 18.5
SC Mixed 16.9
48% 16.7 GB/s
Latency 66.3
60% 66.3 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 53.3%
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 Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 1,621 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $969
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