MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 78.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics38.4% 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.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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 (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 days ago, 5 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory6.3 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 01:07
Run Duration173 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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 i7-4790K-$335
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
78.8% Very good
SC Int 120
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 111
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 381
QC Mixed 379
86% 379 Pts
MC Int 604
MC Float 658
MC Mixed 654
96% 638 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 670-$435
MSI(1462 2840) 2GB
CLim: 1254 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
38.4% Below average
Lighting 99
Reflection 86.7
Parallax 132
34% 106 fps
MRender 96.9
Gravity 113
Splatting 77.9
41% 96 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 38.4%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
36GB free
Firmware: 506ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
33.2% Below average
Read 152
Write 87.6
Mixed 99.3
25% 113 MB/s
4K Read 14.8
4K Write 40.2
4K Mixed 10.5
57% 21.8 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 97.2
DQ Mixed 22.6
41% 81.3 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 33.2%
Great: 66%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$70
597GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 152
Mixed 169
129% 172 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.2
65% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$57
198GB free
Firmware: CC9B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
71% Very good
Read 98.1
Write 150
Mixed 121
93% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.14
61% 0.61 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 71%
Great: 107%
WD Green 1.5TB (2010)-$92
399GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
60.2% Good
Read 104
Write 106
Mixed 92.1
76% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 0.35
4K Mixed 0.18
56% 0.41 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 60.2%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C9D3/4GX 9905402-414.A00LF KHX1600C9D3/4GX 9905402-414.A00LF 12GB
1600, 1333, 1600, 1333 MHz
4096, 2048, 4096, 2048 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
50.7% Above average
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 18.2
MC Mixed 15.6
49% 17.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 18
SC Mixed 16.4
45% 15.9 GB/s
Latency 73.2
55% 73.2 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 50.7%
Great: 52%
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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 1,903 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,043
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