MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (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.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 68.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics124% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130503
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 17:38
Run Duration98 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (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 i7-4770K-$477
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
68.9% Good
SC Int 104
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 99.1
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 302
QC Float 330
QC Mixed 330
73% 321 Pts
MC Int 515
MC Float 557
MC Mixed 544
81% 539 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$550
CLim: 2126 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
124% Outstanding
Lighting 412
Reflection 368
Parallax 385
124% 389 fps
MRender 223
Gravity 388
Splatting 242
124% 284 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 124%
Great: 141%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$72
191GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
49.6% Average
Read 90.9
Write 82
Mixed 80
63% 84.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.27
4K Mixed 0.13
52% 0.58 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 49.6%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
56.6% Above average
MC Read 20
MC Write 21
MC Mixed 17.5
56% 19.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 19.1
SC Mixed 17.3
49% 17.1 GB/s
Latency 66
61% 66 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 56.6%
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 Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 6,289 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $966
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