MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics68.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at 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 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 below expectations (26th 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
75.4% Very good
SC Int 105
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 101
83% 103 Pts
QC Int 415
QC Float 376
QC Mixed 394
90% 395 Pts
MC Int 421
MC Float 422
MC Mixed 421
63% 422 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 97%
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 as expected (48th percentile)
68.5% Good
Lighting 209
Reflection 156
Parallax 275
72% 213 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 175
Splatting 173
66% 157 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 74%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST3250310CS 250GB-$19
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.ACD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 56 71 72 77 73 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th 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 (6th 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: 32%
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 (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 3,798 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: $991
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