MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
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-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140721
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 29 '18 at 16:45
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4770K-$293
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 5.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
72.9% Very good
1-Core 128
2-Core 222
84% 175 Pts
4-Core 406
8-Core 645
67% 525 Pts
64-Core 629
42% 629 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 81%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 120GB-$106
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 502
Write 485
Mixed 311
96% 432 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 52.5
183% 65.4 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 300
243% 343 MB/s
Poor: 64% Great: 111%
Seagate ST3500630AS 500GB-$50
53GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 47 47 46 47 47 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
27.4% Poor
Read 48.7
Write 32.5
Mixed 39
SusWrite 46.4
31% 41.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
127% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 27.4%
Great: 43%
WD Red 1TB (2012)-$55
91GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 74 74 73 74 76 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
56.3% Above average
Read 122
Write 119
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 74
70% 95.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.8
179% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 56.3%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1608DT1TX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
65.6% Good
MC Read 23.9
MC Write 24.4
MC Mixed 19.3
64% 22.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 21.1
57% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 57.1
70% 57.1 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 65.6%
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 Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 11,938 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,031
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HDDRAMUSB
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