MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 90.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics17.3% 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 Drive92.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150529
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 00:11
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 i5-4690K-$235
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
SC Int 118
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 119
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 472
QC Float 457
QC Mixed 480
106% 470 Pts
MC Int 466
MC Float 465
MC Mixed 476
70% 469 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
17.3% Very poor
Lighting 46.2
Reflection 37.9
Parallax 74.1
17% 52.7 fps
MRender 24
Gravity 47.8
Splatting 52.3
17% 41.4 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 17.3%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
40GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
92.5% Outstanding
Read 521
Write 329
Mixed 396
92% 415 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 33.9
147% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 30.8
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 20.9
58% 115 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 96%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$41
452GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 178
Mixed 151
127% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.61
4K Mixed 0.3
111% 1.21 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB-$73
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
63.9% Good
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 20.2
62% 21.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 19.9
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 54.6
73% 54.6 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 63.9%
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 Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 1,382 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,075
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