MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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. 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 82.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics41.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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)
Boot Drive88.7% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory6.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140721
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 10 '19 at 06:32
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
82.2% Excellent
1-Core 119
2-Core 235
83% 177 Pts
4-Core 481
8-Core 469
65% 475 Pts
64-Core 465
31% 465 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$500
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1600 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.4.3
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
41.8% Average
Lighting 161
Reflection 92.5
Parallax 214
42% 156 fps
MRender 70.9
Gravity 165
Splatting 102
42% 112 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 41.8%
Great: 42%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX500 240GB-$32
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 420 103 120 77 77 77 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
88.7% Excellent
Read 502
Write 423
Mixed 408
SusWrite 146
83% 370 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 32.6
159% 62.3 MB/s
DQ Read 226
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 0.5
78% 186 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 88.7%
Great: 102%
USB DISK 2.0 16GB
15GB free, PID 4200
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.6 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.7 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
4.99% Terrible
Read 12.5
Write 5.5
Mixed 4.5
SusWrite 5.6
8% 7.03 MB/s
4K Read 5.7
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.6
48% 2.17 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.99%
Great: 10%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
60.3% Good
MC Read 21.2
MC Write 22.1
MC Mixed 18.2
59% 20.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 19.2
55% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 61.8
65% 61.8 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 62%
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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 12,362 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $981
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