MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 63.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics41.3% 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 Drive64.1% 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
9 days ago, 9 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory4.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140919
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 03:18
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 below expectations (25th percentile)
63.7% Good
SC Int 89.3
SC Float 88.9
SC Mixed 87.6
71% 88.6 Pts
QC Int 301
QC Float 310
QC Mixed 332
71% 314 Pts
MC Int 345
MC Float 334
MC Mixed 319
50% 333 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 63.7%
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 as expected (55th percentile)
41.3% Average
Lighting 139
Reflection 114
Parallax 127
42% 127 fps
MRender 82.7
Gravity 120
Splatting 81.1
41% 94.6 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 41.3%
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 as expected (52nd percentile)
64.1% Good
Read 498
Write 302
Mixed 299
81% 366 MB/s
4K Read 13.3
4K Write 77.6
4K Mixed 2.2
64% 31 MB/s
DQ Read 145
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 3.4
55% 127 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 64.1%
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 above expectations (73rd percentile)
95.8% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 154
Mixed 144
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.22
4K Write 0.87
4K Mixed 0.21
48% 0.43 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 95.8%
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 (82nd percentile)
74.1% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 29.4
MC Mixed 23.5
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 16.4
SC Mixed 22.3
52% 18.2 GB/s
Latency 55.4
72% 55.4 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 74.1%
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 1,382 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
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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: $1,085
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