MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Gaming 114%
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 88.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics143% 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 Drive96.4% 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.
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 (13%). 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)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150529
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 02:33
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$384
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
88.6% Excellent
SC Int 117
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 120
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 427
QC Float 442
QC Mixed 444
99% 438 Pts
MC Int 609
MC Float 652
MC Mixed 637
95% 633 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$795
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
143% Outstanding
Lighting 541
Reflection 506
Parallax 161
125% 403 fps
MRender 258
Gravity 519
Splatting 282
156% 353 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 143%
Great: 177%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ ARC 100 240GB-$120
16GB free
Firmware: 1.00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
Read 458
Write 429
Mixed 429
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 23.5
130% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 55.6
112% 225 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 98%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2011)-$75
514GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
53.5% Above average
Read 96.4
Write 89.8
Mixed 79.6
66% 88.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.18
74% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 53.5%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (38th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
51% Above average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 18.4
MC Mixed 15.9
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 18.1
SC Mixed 15.9
45% 15.9 GB/s
Latency 68.9
58% 68.9 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 51%
Great: 88%
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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 2,111 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 59%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $991
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