MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 88.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics65.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive78.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 19:54
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$366
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
88.9% Excellent
SC Int 129
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 130
104% 129 Pts
QC Int 442
QC Float 467
QC Mixed 436
102% 448 Pts
MC Int 591
MC Float 628
MC Mixed 572
89% 597 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 88.9%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
65.2% Good
Lighting 206
Reflection 180
Parallax 198
63% 195 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 188
Splatting 125
67% 155 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
47GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
78.5% Very good
Read 504
Write 301
Mixed 383
88% 396 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 15.7
115% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 28.9
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 19
55% 109 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 95%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$79
72GB free
Firmware: CC29 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
61.9% Good
Read 99.6
Write 116
Mixed 55.7
67% 90.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.75
4K Mixed 0.3
106% 1.19 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 61.9%
Great: 108%
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB-$44
72GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
46.2% Average
Read 101
Write 60.1
Mixed 145
78% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.17
4K Mixed 0.52
102% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1869DT1TX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
68% Good
MC Read 24.4
MC Write 25.2
MC Mixed 21.1
67% 23.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 22.2
SC Mixed 21.1
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 55.4
72% 55.4 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 68%
Great: 74%
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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 1,979 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $976
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