MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 84.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics45.6% 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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory1.3 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150813
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 00:28
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
84.4% Excellent
SC Int 114
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 115
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 435
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 440
98% 433 Pts
MC Int 430
MC Float 430
MC Mixed 443
65% 435 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$228
Sapphire(174B E306) 2GB
CLim: 985 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
45.6% Average
Lighting 137
Reflection 133
Parallax 175
47% 148 fps
MRender 106
Gravity 122
Splatting 84.4
45% 104 fps
Poor: 39%
This bench: 45.6%
Great: 48%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
608GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
73.4% Very good
Read 135
Write 121
Mixed 124
95% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.18
4K Write 1.95
4K Mixed 0.22
69% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 08G-D3-1600-MR 1x4GB
1 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
31.2% Below average
MC Read 10.5
MC Write 9.8
MC Mixed 8.6
28% 9.63 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 11.6
SC Mixed 9.7
30% 10.6 GB/s
Latency 67.1
60% 67.1 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 31.2%
Great: 32%
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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 2,249 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $956
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