MSI Z87-G55 (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 77.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics50.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Memory20GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 20GB 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.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G55 (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory16.9 GB free of 20 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 03:04
Run Duration400 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
77.8% Very good
SC Int 110
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 109
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 377
QC Float 393
QC Mixed 380
87% 383 Pts
MC Int 549
MC Float 595
MC Mixed 583
86% 576 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
50.8% Above average
Lighting 123
Reflection 171
Parallax 165
43% 153 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 137
Splatting 122
57% 134 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 50.8%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
776GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 164
Mixed 156
127% 169 MB/s
4K Read 1.24
4K Write 2.44
4K Mixed 0.31
132% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 101%
Great: 105%
Hitachi HDT725032VLA380 320GB-$36
183GB free
Firmware: V54OA7BA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
39.1% Below average
Read 69.9
Write 66
Mixed 65.5
50% 67.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.39
100% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 39.1%
Great: 40%
Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB-$26
179GB free
Firmware: 3.ADA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
53.5% Above average
Read 91.8
Write 94.7
Mixed 93.5
70% 93.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.18
4K Mixed 0.45
93% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 53.5%
Great: 55%
Hitachi HDT725032VLA380 320GB-$36
124GB free
Firmware: V54OA7BA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
35.8% Below average
Read 63.8
Write 60.6
Mixed 56.2
45% 60.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.24
69% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 35.8%
Great: 40%
SanDisk Cruzer Glide 16GB
11GB free, PID 5575
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
6.03% Terrible
Read 21.3
Write 3.96
Mixed 4.99
10% 10.1 MB/s
4K Read 4.64
4K Write 0.32
4K Mixed 1.17
68% 2.04 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 6.03%
Great: 14%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-10666CL9-8GBXL 0420 F3-10666CL9-8GBXL 1311 NT2GC64B88B0NF-CG Kingston KP223C-ELF 20GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 8192, 2048, 2048 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
49.4% Average
MC Read 17.6
MC Write 18.3
MC Mixed 14.3
48% 16.7 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 17.9
SC Mixed 15.2
44% 15.6 GB/s
Latency 70.4
57% 70.4 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z87-G55 (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 410 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G55 (MS-7821) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $795
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