MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics143% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory3.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140919
Uptime3.3 Days
Run DateApr 12 '19 at 03:08
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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 i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
80% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 122
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 393
QC Float 383
QC Mixed 373
87% 383 Pts
MC Int 580
MC Float 631
MC Mixed 616
91% 609 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 80%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$480
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
143% Outstanding
Lighting 436
Reflection 339
Parallax 480
140% 418 fps
MRender 373
Gravity 394
Splatting 239
146% 335 fps
Poor: 75%
This bench: 143%
Great: 145%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 120GB (2018)-$27
22GB free
Firmware: UE450000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 110 52 81 73 70 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
52.5% Above average
Read 444
Write 272
Mixed 195
SusWrite 93
56% 251 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 40.2
4K Mixed 19.8
81% 27.6 MB/s
DQ Read 118
DQ Write 80.6
DQ Mixed 42
47% 80.3 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 51%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$41
362GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 90 90 98 101 102 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
59% Above average
Read 114
Write 141
Mixed 68.5
SusWrite 91.4
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 1.1
192% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 59%
Great: 108%
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 way below expectations (6th percentile)
32.6% Below average
MC Read 10.6
MC Write 10.8
MC Mixed 9.2
29% 10.2 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 10.4
SC Mixed 10
28% 9.63 GB/s
Latency 60.1
67% 60.1 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 32.6%
Great: 64%
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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-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 3,681 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $983
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