MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics50.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive37.5% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
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 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)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150813
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '19 at 11:18
Run Duration179 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 5.75 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
79.3% Very good
Memory 91.3
1-Core 131
2-Core 257
91% 160 Pts
4-Core 385
8-Core 410
54% 398 Pts
64-Core 462
31% 462 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 79.3%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
CLim: 1405 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 418.91
Performing below potential (51st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
50.7% Above average
Lighting 194
Reflection 169
Parallax 186
51% 183 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 181
Splatting 118
51% 149 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 50.7%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SP600 256GB
200GB free
Firmware: 5.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 289 304 307 307 305 307 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 465
Write 308
Mixed 251
SusWrite 303
74% 332 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 48.8
173% 65.2 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 153
156% 252 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 104%
Great: 97%
Sandisk PLUS 1000GB
616GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UH4400RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 2.5 2.9 149 137 124 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
37.5% Below average
Read 454
Write 382
Mixed 279
SusWrite 87.2
67% 301 MB/s
4K Read 20.4
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 10.8
47% 11.6 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 37.5%
Great: 56%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
503GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 153 156 156 156 156 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
88.3% Excellent
Read 152
Write 143
Mixed 87.8
SusWrite 155
99% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
244% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 111%
HGST Travelstar 5K1000 2.5" 750GB-$130
693GB free
Firmware: JA2OA700
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 97 98 98 98 98 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
56.4% Above average
Read 99
Write 90.7
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 97.4
59% 81 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
104% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 56%
General USB Flash Disk 16GB
13GB free, PID 8003
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.1 2.5 1.4 0.8 0 0.9 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
3.36% Terrible
Read 15.5
Write 1.5
Mixed 7
SusWrite 1.3
6% 6.32 MB/s
4K Read 3.5
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 1.9
78% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.36%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1333 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
50.9% Above average
MC Read 17.3
MC Write 18.7
MC Mixed 16
50% 17.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 17.8
SC Mixed 14.6
44% 15.2 GB/s
Latency 65.2
61% 65.2 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 54%

 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 5,964 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

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