MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 93.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics6.9% 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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
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 14 '18 at 00:21
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$376
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 130
104% 131 Pts
QC Int 475
QC Float 481
QC Mixed 470
108% 476 Pts
MC Int 566
MC Float 624
MC Mixed 598
89% 596 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 93.3%
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
Relative performance (0th percentile)
6.9% Terrible
Lighting 18
Reflection 17.8
Parallax 21.2
6% 19 fps
MRender 12.8
Gravity 19
Splatting 23.7
8% 18.5 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 6.9%
Great: 73%
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7821) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
5.72% Terrible
Lighting 13
Reflection 19.9
Parallax 24.7
5% 19.2 fps
MRender 18.4
Gravity 7.8
Splatting 19.7
6% 15.3 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.72%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
890GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 163
Mixed 155
126% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.3
106% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
34.8% Below average
MC Read 14.1
MC Write 12.8
MC Mixed 9.2
34% 12 GB/s
SC Read 8.7
SC Write 10.7
SC Mixed 7.5
26% 8.97 GB/s
Latency 87.9
46% 87.9 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 34.8%
Great: 70%
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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 2,232 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $977
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