MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 87.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics66.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive54.9% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory5.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 03:19
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User SRB-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 (69th percentile)
87.3% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 116
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 461
QC Float 459
QC Mixed 464
105% 461 Pts
MC Int 462
MC Float 453
MC Mixed 429
67% 448 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$260
Gigabyte(1458 367B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
66.5% Good
Lighting 219
Reflection 188
Parallax 207
66% 205 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 197
Splatting 138
67% 154 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 120GB-$64
43GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
54.9% Above average
Read 511
Write 92
Mixed 143
54% 249 MB/s
4K Read 14.6
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 7.38
92% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 25.2
DQ Write 117
DQ Mixed 28.5
34% 57 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 64%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
305GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
84.5% Excellent
Read 164
Write 131
Mixed 145
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.33
4K Mixed 0.33
105% 1.09 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x4GB-$68
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
65.4% Good
MC Read 23.8
MC Write 24
MC Mixed 20.1
65% 22.6 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 19.8
SC Mixed 20
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 54
74% 54 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 67%
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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 1,620 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $969
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