MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 53.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics31.3% 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 Drive47.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
10 days ago, 10 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory2.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140919
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 03:14
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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 i5-4460-$173
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
53.6% Above average
SC Int 81.1
SC Float 84.2
SC Mixed 81.7
66% 82.3 Pts
QC Int 260
QC Float 243
QC Mixed 260
58% 254 Pts
MC Int 287
MC Float 316
MC Mixed 316
46% 306 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
31.3% Below average
Lighting 108
Reflection 101
Parallax 123
35% 111 fps
MRender 51.4
Gravity 90.4
Splatting 51.9
28% 64.6 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 31.3%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$84
11GB free
Firmware: Z32080RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
47.4% Average
Read 498
Write 36.9
Mixed 162
50% 233 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 69.5
4K Mixed 0.04
64% 29.1 MB/s
DQ Read 166
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 0.05
51% 123 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 47.4%
Great: 82%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$41
736GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
Read 153
Write 150
Mixed 150
114% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.53
4K Mixed 0.31
127% 1.31 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2133 C11 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
69.1% Good
MC Read 25.1
MC Write 27.6
MC Mixed 22.4
72% 25 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 19.7
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 59.6
67% 59.6 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 80%
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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 1,383 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,082
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