MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 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 86.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics70.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140721
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 21:20
Run Duration194 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
86.5% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 119
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 452
QC Float 462
QC Mixed 449
103% 455 Pts
MC Int 446
MC Float 450
MC Mixed 448
67% 448 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$260
CLim: 1555 MHz, MLim: 1952 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
70.7% Very good
Lighting 221
Reflection 194
Parallax 213
68% 209 fps
MRender 168
Gravity 204
Splatting 133
73% 169 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$158
8GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 55% Great: 97%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$74
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
87.3% Excellent
Read 161
Write 144
Mixed 148
114% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 0.59
4K Mixed 0.23
71% 0.55 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 114%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$74
672GB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
79.7% Very good
Read 152
Write 126
Mixed 110
97% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.69
4K Mixed 0.21
71% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 114%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$50
92GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
53.9% Above average
Read 98.1
Write 89.2
Mixed 96.3
71% 94.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.03
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.32
114% 1.09 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 78%
Seagate ST3200822AS 250GB
23GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C9D3/4GX 0215 CMY8GX3M2B2133C9 KHX1600C9D3/4GX 0215 CMY8GX3M2B2133C9 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
57.2% Above average
MC Read 19.8
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 19
58% 20.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.2
SC Write 18.4
SC Mixed 17
47% 16.5 GB/s
Latency 78.4
51% 78.4 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 4,562 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) - $242

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,016
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