MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 85.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics65.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive107% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory22 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime6.6 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 01:31
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-$330
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
85.2% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 121
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 401
QC Float 409
QC Mixed 419
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 590
MC Float 644
MC Mixed 605
92% 613 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
65.8% Good
Lighting 208
Reflection 180
Parallax 198
63% 195 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 191
Splatting 122
68% 156 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 65.8%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$274
814GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 487
Write 400
Mixed 412
96% 433 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 87.5
4K Mixed 48.1
162% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 130
146% 249 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 108%
Great: 134%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 489
Write 397
Mixed 414
96% 433 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 82.9
4K Mixed 46.6
162% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 238
DQ Mixed 127
140% 238 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 107%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (53rd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
50.1% Above average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 17.9
MC Mixed 15.1
48% 16.9 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 16.6
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 71.7
56% 71.7 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 62%
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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 2,678 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $947
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