MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics35.8% 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 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. How to reduce background CPU.
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 (41st 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
74.1% Very good
Memory 89.5
1-Core 44.2
2-Core 199
64% 111 Pts
4-Core 337
8-Core 361
47% 349 Pts
64-Core 396
27% 396 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 92%
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 (99th percentile)
35.8% Below average
Lighting 279
Reflection 121
Parallax 134
73% 178 fps
MRender 80.3
Gravity 127
Splatting 86.1
34% 97.9 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 35.8%
Great: 35%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 960GB-$159
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 366 143 60 191 61 58 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th 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: 56%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 100%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905403-492.A00LF 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
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%

 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 1,196 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,035
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