MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 69.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics61.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive71.9% 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.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140721
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 10:33
Run Duration185 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 i7-4770-$299
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
69.1% Good
SC Int 105
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 101
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 336
QC Mixed 327
75% 331 Pts
MC Int 538
MC Float 567
MC Mixed 557
83% 554 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
AMD(1002 0B00) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 947 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.5.1
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
61.6% Good
Lighting 187
Reflection 145
Parallax 243
64% 192 fps
MRender 117
Gravity 150
Splatting 163
60% 143 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB-$160
19GB free
Firmware: DXM04B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
71.9% Very good
Read 465
Write 139
Mixed 174
56% 259 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 87.3
4K Mixed 18.8
120% 46.3 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 18.8
68% 155 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 99%
WD Red 2TB (2012)-$80
920GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
65.2% Good
Read 123
Write 104
Mixed 121
88% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.18
94% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 87%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$53
691GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
50% Average
Read 99.5
Write 74.4
Mixed 77.4
63% 83.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.46
113% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 50%
Great: 78%
Seagate Portable 320GB
45GB free, PID 2300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
18.5% Very poor
Read 40.5
Write 41.6
Mixed 12.1
38% 31.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.11
4K Mixed 0.18
46% 0.58 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 18.5%
Great: 18%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
47.2% Average
MC Read 17.2
MC Write 16.6
MC Mixed 14.2
46% 16 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 16.2
SC Mixed 14.6
41% 14.4 GB/s
Latency 70.1
57% 70.1 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 47.2%
Great: 89%
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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 4,186 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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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