MSI P45 Platinum (MS-7512)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 15%
Desktop 26%
Workstation 15%
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 27.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics13.9% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 7 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.
Very high background CPU (56%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMICRO-STAR MS-7512
MotherboardMSI P45 Platinum (MS-7512)  (all builds)
Memory1.8 GB free of 4 GB @ 0 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20081120
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 19:22
Run Duration92 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 56%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 Core2 Quad Q8300-$129
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
27.6% Poor
SC Int 56.8
SC Float 34.7
SC Mixed 44.1
36% 45.2 Pts
QC Int 205
QC Float 135
QC Mixed 130
36% 157 Pts
MC Int 218
MC Float 131
MC Mixed 165
26% 171 Pts
Poor: 23%
This bench: 27.6%
Great: 35%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI HD 4870
AMD(1002 0502) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.1100
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
13.9% Very poor
Lighting 47.6
Reflection 34.9
Parallax 37.6
14% 40 fps
MRender 24.4
Gravity 33.5
Splatting 45.8
14% 34.6 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 13.9%
Great: 14%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 1TB-$95
513GB free
Firmware: ST6OA31B Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
53.5% Above average
Read 94.1
Write 92.4
Mixed 23.6
51% 70.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.3
82% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 53.5%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 4 slots used
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
18.9% Very poor
MC Read 6
MC Write 6.3
MC Mixed 6
17% 6.1 GB/s
SC Read 3.6
SC Write 4.8
SC Mixed 5.5
13% 4.63 GB/s
Latency 101
40% 101 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 18.9%
Great: 41%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical P45 Platinum (MS-7512) Builds (Compare 81 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 16%
Desktop 36%
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Workstation 23%

Motherboard: MSI P45 Platinum (MS-7512)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $435
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