MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt (MS-7752)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop 49%
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics28.5% 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 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 11 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.
Run History
10 months ago, 10 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7752
MotherboardMSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt (MS-7752)  (all builds)
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20120921
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 21:58
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 i5-3570K-$350
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
73% Very good
SC Int 98.8
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 101
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 385
QC Float 391
QC Mixed 378
87% 385 Pts
MC Int 378
MC Float 391
MC Mixed 390
58% 387 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 73%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
EVGA(3842 3069) 2GB
CLim: 1267 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 368.39
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
28.5% Poor
Lighting 80.8
Reflection 66.6
Parallax 102
27% 83.2 fps
MRender 73.7
Gravity 72.2
Splatting 61.5
29% 69.1 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 28.5%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung HD642JJ 640GB-$37
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AA01113 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
44.2% Average
Read 76.4
Write 78
Mixed 36.5
47% 63.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.19
4K Write 0.52
4K Mixed 0.26
46% 0.32 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 64%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
533GB free, PID 0100
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
15.9% Very poor
Read 32.2
Write 28.4
Mixed 19.7
33% 26.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.19
63% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 15.9%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
52.4% Above average
MC Read 18.3
MC Write 19
MC Mixed 17
52% 18.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 16.1
SC Mixed 16.7
45% 15.6 GB/s
Latency 72.4
55% 72.4 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 52.4%
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 Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt (MS-7752) Builds (Compare 182 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 73%
Workstation 49%

Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt (MS-7752)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $858
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