MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Gaming 49%
Desktop 78%
Workstation 59%
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 87.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics46.2% 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 Drive56.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
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)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 17:12
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User CYP-User
Background CPU6%

 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 i7-4790K-$384
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
SC Int 130
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 128
103% 128 Pts
QC Int 423
QC Float 436
QC Mixed 414
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 635
MC Float 681
MC Mixed 689
100% 668 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$228
CLim: 980 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.11.4
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
46.2% Average
Lighting 138
Reflection 132
Parallax 191
49% 154 fps
MRender 105
Gravity 120
Splatting 83.8
44% 103 fps
Poor: 39%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 47%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$47
53GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
56.2% Above average
Read 414
Write 115
Mixed 163
50% 231 MB/s
4K Read 19.1
4K Write 91.1
4K Mixed 15.5
97% 41.9 MB/s
DQ Read 75.2
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 29.6
41% 74.6 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 65%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$51
410GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 160
Mixed 140
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.23
82% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
59% Above average
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 20.8
MC Mixed 17.1
57% 19.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 21.9
SC Mixed 20.8
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 62.3
64% 62.3 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 59%
Great: 63%
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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 2,115 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 59%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $991
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