MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics51.5% 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)
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140105
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateJul 13 '18 at 01:12
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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 i7-4770K-$430
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
76.6% Very good
SC Int 115
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 112
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 373
QC Float 374
QC Mixed 368
84% 372 Pts
MC Int 542
MC Float 568
MC Mixed 568
84% 559 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 92%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
Gigabyte(1458 360C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1293 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
51.5% Above average
Lighting 141
Reflection 110
Parallax 181
48% 144 fps
MRender 120
Gravity 159
Splatting 91
54% 123 fps
Poor: 42%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 52%
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7821) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
5.88% Terrible
Lighting 13
Reflection 18.2
Parallax 23.3
5% 18.2 fps
MRender 21.5
Gravity 8
Splatting 19.1
6% 16.2 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.88%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$279
8GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM05B0Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 332
Write 138
Mixed 233
52% 234 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 40.6
154% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 35.5
DQ Write 123
DQ Mixed 105
73% 87.7 MB/s
Poor: 62% Great: 117%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$85
277GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 89 90 91 90 90 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
63.5% Good
Read 131
Write 114
Mixed 104
SusWrite 89.8
82% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
194% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 63.5%
Great: 75%
WD Elements 1TB
806GB free, PID 1042
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 113 114 114 114 112 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
46.8% Average
Read 110
Write 108
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 113
132% 98.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
94% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 46.8%
Great: 43%
Seagate Expansion Desk 2TB
426GB free, PID 3312
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 131 135 134 134 132 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
66.3% Good
Read 97.3
Write 91.8
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 133
128% 94 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 7.5
4K Mixed 0.6
277% 2.83 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1400 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (31st percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
48.3% Average
MC Read 16.6
MC Write 17.2
MC Mixed 14.3
46% 16 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 18.4
SC Mixed 16.2
46% 16.1 GB/s
Latency 67.7
59% 67.7 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 72%
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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 7,970 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $978
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