MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 84.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics57.6% 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 Drive127% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 11 '19 at 19:11
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
84.6% Excellent
1-Core 131
2-Core 260
92% 195 Pts
4-Core 478
8-Core 678
75% 578 Pts
64-Core 680
46% 680 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 590-$216
CLim: 1560 MHz, MLim: 2100 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.5.2
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
57.6% Above average
Lighting 210
Reflection 209
Parallax 298
58% 239 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 217
Splatting 148
57% 176 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 66%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB-$120
236GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 477 409 415 420 421 423 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 485
Mixed 395
SusWrite 427
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 59.8
207% 73.3 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 252
220% 328 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 127%
Great: 126%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD3-2666 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2667 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
86.7% Excellent
MC Read 31.8
MC Write 32.3
MC Mixed 27.7
87% 30.6 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 24.2
SC Mixed 26.1
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 46.6
86% 46.6 ns
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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 4,190 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: 45% - Average Total price: $979
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