MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 65.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics28.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive57.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 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.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory14.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 21 '19 at 03:31
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 i5-4430-$279
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
65.7% Good
SC Int 94.3
SC Float 95.8
SC Mixed 94.7
76% 94.9 Pts
QC Int 351
QC Float 348
QC Mixed 333
78% 344 Pts
MC Int 354
MC Float 350
MC Mixed 353
53% 353 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 68%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 265-$105
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 14.501.1003.0
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
28.9% Poor
Lighting 82
Reflection 80
Parallax 108
28% 89.9 fps
MRender 57.9
Gravity 71.8
Splatting 83.1
29% 70.9 fps
Poor: 23%
This bench: 28.9%
Great: 30%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M4 128GB-$116
10GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 070H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 57 70 58 39 26 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
57.6% Above average
Read 435
Write 151
Mixed 203
SusWrite 56.1
46% 211 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 98.2
4K Mixed 14
110% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 127
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 29.8
47% 89.5 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 74%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$42
854GB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 190 190 191 191 192 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 146
Mixed 89.2
SusWrite 191
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
161% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 109%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
65% Good
MC Read 23.1
MC Write 23.7
MC Mixed 21.2
65% 22.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 21
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 58.7
68% 58.7 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 65%
Great: 65%
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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 3,762 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: 75% - Very good Total price: $977
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