MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 53.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics54.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive72.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateJul 09 '19 at 15:51
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 way below expectations (14th percentile)
53.6% Above average
1-Core 44.2
2-Core 199
51% 122 Pts
4-Core 337
8-Core 361
47% 349 Pts
64-Core 396
27% 396 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
54.2% Above average
Lighting 279
Reflection 121
Parallax 134
70% 178 fps
MRender 80.3
Gravity 127
Splatting 86.1
42% 97.9 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 960GB-$222
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 366 143 60 191 61 58 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
72.3% Very good
Read 386
Write 345
Mixed 286
SusWrite 146
65% 291 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 96.4
4K Mixed 24.3
115% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 180
170% 264 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905403-492.A00LF 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
49.8% Average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 18.1
MC Mixed 16
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 11.3
SC Write 16.7
SC Mixed 13.9
40% 14 GB/s
Latency 67.9
59% 67.9 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 59%
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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 4,060 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $985
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