MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (20th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 80 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 68.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics48% 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 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-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 19 '19 at 17:56
Run Duration177 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
68.9% Good
1-Core 101
2-Core 207
72% 154 Pts
4-Core 394
8-Core 408
55% 401 Pts
64-Core 421
28% 421 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
AMD(1002 0B00) ≥ 4GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.659.0
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
48% Average
Lighting 209
Reflection 156
Parallax 275
55% 213 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 175
Splatting 173
48% 157 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 48%
Great: 54%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST3250310CS 250GB-$15
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ACD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 56 71 72 77 73 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
27.9% Poor
Read 31.1
Write 49.5
Mixed 3
SusWrite 66.5
27% 37.5 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.2
28% 0.17 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 27.9%
Great: 54%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
32.2% Below average
MC Read 10.8
MC Write 11.7
MC Mixed 9.1
30% 10.5 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 9.5
SC Mixed 7.6
24% 8.53 GB/s
Latency 68.4
58% 68.4 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 32.2%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 4,503 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $761
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