MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics44.9% 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 Drive54.6% 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)
Memory4.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 06:39
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing way above expectations (88th 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 i5-4590-$241
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
79.1% Very good
SC Int 107
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 108
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 404
QC Float 394
QC Mixed 411
92% 403 Pts
MC Int 413
MC Float 405
MC Mixed 413
62% 410 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
44.9% Average
Lighting 154
Reflection 124
Parallax 150
47% 142 fps
MRender 83
Gravity 129
Splatting 86.9
43% 99.5 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 44.9%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Mushkin ECO2 120GB-$59
30GB free
Firmware: 604ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
54.6% Above average
Read 490
Write 89
Mixed 127
50% 235 MB/s
4K Read 15.9
4K Write 91.4
4K Mixed 12.3
88% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 64.3
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 7.11
29% 63.1 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 54.6%
Great: 65%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
796GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 166
Mixed 160
127% 169 MB/s
4K Read 1.22
4K Write 2.47
4K Mixed 0.37
137% 1.35 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
62.8% Good
MC Read 22.4
MC Write 23.4
MC Mixed 19
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 21.3
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 62.8%
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 2,254 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: 76% - Very good Total price: $956
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