MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 95%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics7.47% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140421
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 23:36
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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-$360
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
95% Outstanding
SC Int 123
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 130
103% 128 Pts
QC Int 447
QC Float 409
QC Mixed 476
101% 444 Pts
MC Int 629
MC Float 669
MC Mixed 661
98% 653 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 95%
Great: 101%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
7.47% Terrible
Lighting 23.1
Reflection 19.1
Parallax 22.1
7% 21.4 fps
MRender 12.7
Gravity 20.1
Splatting 23.7
8% 18.8 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 7.47%
Great: 74%
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7821) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
5.87% Terrible
Lighting 13.1
Reflection 19.7
Parallax 24.7
5% 19.2 fps
MRender 19.6
Gravity 7.9
Splatting 20.4
6% 16 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.87%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
890GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 165
Mixed 160
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.98
4K Write 2.35
4K Mixed 0.27
114% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 104%
Great: 104%
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB-$11
18GB free, PID 5581
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
18.1% Very poor
Read 37
Write 21.5
Mixed 27.1
34% 28.5 MB/s
4K Read 5.69
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 1.36
141% 3.07 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 18.1%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB-$142
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
28.1% Poor
MC Read 9
MC Write 9
MC Mixed 7.7
24% 8.57 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 9.4
SC Mixed 9
26% 9.17 GB/s
Latency 67.8
59% 67.8 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 28.1%
Great: 71%
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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 1,836 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,093
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