MSI Z87M GAMING (MS-7866)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 68.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics7.25% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7866
MotherboardMSI Z87M GAMING (MS-7866)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150602
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 20:09
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
68.8% Good
SC Int 118
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 115
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 458
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 310
92% 407 Pts
MC Int 438
MC Float 466
MC Mixed 463
68% 456 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTS 250
Device(0000 0000) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 341.74
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
7.25% Terrible
Lighting 27.7
Reflection 26
Parallax 10.8
7% 21.5 fps
MRender 17.7
Gravity 20.8
Splatting 15.1
8% 17.9 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 7.25%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HTS725050A7E630 500GB-$125
462GB free
Firmware: GH2OA420 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
67.1% Good
Read 113
Write 121
Mixed 113
87% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.21
83% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 71%
Samsung HD502HJ 500GB-$50
312GB free
Firmware: 1AJ100E4 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
64.5% Good
Read 112
Write 112
Mixed 118
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.63
4K Mixed 0.47
124% 1.22 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 78%
Samsung HD502HJ 500GB-$50
138GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
56.8% Above average
Read 101
Write 96.8
Mixed 76.8
68% 91.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.36
4K Mixed 0.15
54% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9 0215 CMP16GX3M4A1333C9 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9 0215 CMP16GX3M4A1333C9 16GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
50.6% Above average
MC Read 16.8
MC Write 17.6
MC Mixed 16.5
48% 17 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 17.9
SC Mixed 16.1
47% 16.3 GB/s
Latency 65.7
61% 65.7 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 50.6%
Great: 54%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87M GAMING (MS-7866) Builds (Compare 440 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z87M GAMING (MS-7866) - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $1,009
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