MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics24.8% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive35.6% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140220
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 09:19
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 i5-4460-$182
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
69.7% Good
SC Int 92.5
SC Float 95.6
SC Mixed 95.6
76% 94.6 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 358
QC Mixed 361
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 369
MC Float 370
MC Mixed 371
56% 370 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 260X-$120
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 13.251.9001.1001
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
24.8% Poor
Lighting 74.6
Reflection 74.7
Parallax 95.7
25% 81.7 fps
MRender 47.2
Gravity 72.7
Splatting 48.3
24% 56.1 fps
Poor: 22%
This bench: 24.8%
Great: 30%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD 64GB-$56
17GB free
Firmware: 2.0.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
35.6% Below average
Read 425
Write 115
Mixed 193
53% 244 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 8.62
4K Mixed 5.04
37% 10.3 MB/s
DQ Read 35.9
DQ Write 7.68
DQ Mixed 5.65
8% 16.4 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 35.6%
Great: 44%
Hitachi HDS721010DLE630 1TB-$150
786GB free
Firmware: MS2OA5R0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Read 148
Write 157
Mixed 171
120% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.16
71% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 95%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1608DT1TX0. 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (62nd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
28.7% Poor
MC Read 9
MC Write 9.6
MC Mixed 8.6
26% 9.07 GB/s
SC Read 7.3
SC Write 9.4
SC Mixed 8.8
24% 8.5 GB/s
Latency 71.8
56% 71.8 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 28.7%
Great: 36%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 6,224 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) - $242

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $950
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