MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 48%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 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 69.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics26.7% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive103% 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.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory17.5 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMay 21 '19 at 04:09
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4590-$159
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
69.5% Good
Memory 84
1-Core 98.8
2-Core 183
73% 122 Pts
4-Core 318
8-Core 324
44% 321 Pts
64-Core 327
22% 327 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 375.63
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
26.7% Poor
Lighting 103
Reflection 68.5
Parallax 102
27% 90.9 fps
MRender 70.7
Gravity 97.2
Splatting 71.9
27% 79.9 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 26.7%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk S31024G 1TB
819GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X6107000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 348 388 413 421 418 421 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 439
Write 419
Mixed 306
SusWrite 402
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 96.2
4K Mixed 37
148% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 263
220% 319 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 103%
Great: 118%
WD Elements 1.5TB
835GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 38 38 38 38 38 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
16.3% Very poor
Read 33.5
Write 34.8
Mixed 31
SusWrite 37.8
47% 34.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
53% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 16.3%
Great: 22%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1866C10D3/4G KHX1866C10D3/8G KHX1866C10D3/4G KHX1866C10D3/8G 24GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096, 8192 MB
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
62.6% Good
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 23.9
MC Mixed 21.1
63% 22.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 18.2
SC Mixed 19.7
52% 18.1 GB/s
Latency 73.4
54% 73.4 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 62.6%
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 Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 5,796 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 53%
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 62%

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

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