MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 112%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 72.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics88.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive307% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Very high background CPU (88%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140721
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 13 '19 at 22:05
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 88%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4670K-$280
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
72.2% Very good
1-Core 106
2-Core 209
74% 158 Pts
4-Core 415
8-Core 414
57% 415 Pts
64-Core 407
27% 407 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$480
CLim: 1631 MHz, MLim: 1952 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
88.6% Excellent
Lighting 357
Reflection 326
Parallax 354
92% 346 fps
MRender 216
Gravity 326
Splatting 234
84% 259 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$100
433GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1334 1305 795 800 800 800 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
307% Outstanding
Read 2,151
Write 1,702
Mixed 1,596
SusWrite 972
359% 1,605 MB/s
4K Read 56.8
4K Write 183
4K Mixed 98.6
309% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 1585
DQ Write 1,301
DQ Mixed 1,418
1,069% 1,435 MB/s
Poor: 214%
This bench: 307%
Great: 340%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 170 170 171 171 170 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 209
Write 164
Mixed 114
SusWrite 170
121% 165 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
235% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 109%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (60th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
53.3% Above average
MC Read 18.5
MC Write 19.2
MC Mixed 17
52% 18.2 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 18.4
SC Mixed 16.1
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 65.8
61% 65.8 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 53.3%
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 12,308 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $991
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Intel Core i7-9700K $340Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $260Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $51
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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