MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
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 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics51% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory14.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 17 '19 at 17:36
Run Duration124 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 Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4770K-$293
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
82.7% Excellent
1-Core 125
2-Core 246
87% 185 Pts
4-Core 472
8-Core 656
73% 564 Pts
64-Core 662
44% 662 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
51% Above average
Lighting 200
Reflection 174
Parallax 210
52% 195 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 188
Splatting 122
49% 153 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 51%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$59
874GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 86 92 109 110 109 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
61.2% Good
Read 117
Write 108
Mixed 66.4
SusWrite 96.1
71% 96.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 69%
Seagate ST4000LM024-2AN17V 4TB
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 132 132 132 135 134 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
65.7% Good
Read 97.5
Write 127
Mixed 58.4
SusWrite 130
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.8
196% 1.9 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 65%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (63rd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
52.6% Above average
MC Read 18.4
MC Write 18.8
MC Mixed 15.6
50% 17.6 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 17.1
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 64.9
62% 64.9 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 71%
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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 4,216 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $969
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