MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics49.6% 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 Drive60.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Very high background CPU (41%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130517
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 06:49
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 41%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 i7-4770K-$450
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
73.4% Very good
SC Int 105
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 104
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 346
QC Float 348
QC Mixed 355
79% 349 Pts
MC Int 536
MC Float 565
MC Mixed 570
83% 557 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
Asus(1043 3006) 3GB
CLim: 1070 MHz, MLim: 1600 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.8.2
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
49.6% Average
Lighting 155
Reflection 89.6
Parallax 206
54% 150 fps
MRender 68.5
Gravity 152
Splatting 97.6
46% 106 fps
Poor: 40%
This bench: 49.6%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 750GB-$258
198GB free
Firmware: M0CR011 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
69.3% Good
Read 480
Write 194
Mixed 325
73% 333 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 74.4
4K Mixed 24.8
112% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 22.4
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 11.6
36% 71.4 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 88%
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB-$199
27GB free
Firmware: 501ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
60.1% Good
Read 467
Write 203
Mixed 240
66% 303 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 77.5
4K Mixed 11.8
84% 35.8 MB/s
DQ Read 22.5
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 10.3
37% 76.5 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 87%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$70
115GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
91.2% Outstanding
Read 158
Write 159
Mixed 143
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 2.68
4K Mixed 0.31
116% 1.25 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 91.2%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB-$145
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
80.6% Excellent
MC Read 31.3
MC Write 30.8
MC Mixed 23.7
82% 28.6 GB/s
SC Read 19.2
SC Write 20.3
SC Mixed 24.9
61% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 50.1
80% 50.1 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 87%
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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 4,185 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
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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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