MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 78.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics22.1% 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 Drive74% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). 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)
Memory1.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140919
Uptime4.1 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 00:13
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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-$158
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
78.9% Very good
SC Int 107
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 107
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 421
QC Float 416
QC Mixed 414
94% 417 Pts
MC Int 420
MC Float 412
MC Mixed 408
62% 414 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti-$110
CLim: 1333 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 397.31
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
22.1% Poor
Lighting 69
Reflection 45.1
Parallax 71.7
22% 61.9 fps
MRender 52.7
Gravity 62.5
Splatting 39.5
22% 51.6 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 22.1%
Great: 25%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 240GB-$80
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 74 67 62 65 68 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
74% Very good
Read 393
Write 269
Mixed 282
SusWrite 86
57% 257 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 92
4K Mixed 36.5
129% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 136
145% 242 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 74%
Great: 91%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$48
520GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 194 194 194 196 195 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 161
Write 133
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 194
104% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 102%
Great: 112%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$80
840GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 152 149 151 150 153 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
86.1% Excellent
Read 149
Write 110
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 151
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
62.1% Good
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 22.8
MC Mixed 20.2
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 18
51% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 59.5
67% 59.5 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 65%
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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 2,554 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) - $152

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $970
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