MSI Z97-GD65 GAMING (MS-7845)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 56.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics34.2% 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 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7845
MotherboardMSI Z97-GD65 GAMING (MS-7845)  (all builds)
Memory5.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140428
Uptime2.7 Days
Run DateDec 14 '18 at 17:33
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4440-$228
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
56.3% Above average
1-Core 84.9
2-Core 185
62% 135 Pts
4-Core 357
8-Core 349
48% 353 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 56.3%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$124
Gigabyte(1458 3765) 2GB
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
34.2% Below average
Lighting 106
Reflection 68.6
Parallax 104
33% 92.9 fps
MRender 78.3
Gravity 100
Splatting 66.4
35% 81.7 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 34.2%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$65
566GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 78 78 139 143 136 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
68.7% Good
Read 126
Write 130
Mixed 81.9
SusWrite 113
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
208% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 68.7%
Great: 108%
Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB-$159
84GB free
Firmware: GM4OA5CA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 63 63 62 61 62 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
36% Below average
Read 62.9
Write 63.3
Mixed 35.3
SusWrite 62.2
41% 55.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 36%
Great: 51%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Patriot PSD38G16002 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
34.1% Below average
MC Read 11.5
MC Write 11.4
MC Mixed 9.5
31% 10.8 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 11.6
SC Mixed 10.3
31% 10.9 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 19%
This bench: 34.1%
Great: 34%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-GD65 GAMING (MS-7845) Builds (Compare 853 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97-GD65 GAMING (MS-7845) - $224

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,057
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