MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 67.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics65.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive78% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory6.7 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150813
Uptime19.5 Days
Run DateJul 11 '18 at 18:06
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$184
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
67.1% Good
SC Int 90
SC Float 66.9
SC Mixed 91.9
66% 82.9 Pts
QC Int 361
QC Float 357
QC Mixed 349
81% 356 Pts
MC Int 357
MC Float 354
MC Mixed 348
53% 353 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$330
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
65.3% Good
Lighting 208
Reflection 180
Parallax 199
63% 196 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 186
Splatting 122
67% 154 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ ARC 100 120GB-$82
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 351 297 122 111 121 116 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
78% Very good
Read 338
Write 370
Mixed 272
SusWrite 186
66% 291 MB/s
4K Read 22.3
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 30.3
128% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 251
209% 299 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 78%
Great: 95%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
169GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 115 116 117 116 117 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
Read 169
Write 165
Mixed 77.7
SusWrite 116
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
RAMAXEL RMR5040MM58F9F1600 3x4GB
3 of 4 slots used
12GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
44.4% Average
MC Read 14.6
MC Write 15.9
MC Mixed 13.6
42% 14.7 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 15.4
SC Mixed 13.9
40% 13.9 GB/s
Latency 64.6
62% 64.6 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 44.4%
Great: 47%
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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 2,850 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $932
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