MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate(MS-7850)

Performance Results

Gaming 26%
Desktop 47%
Workstation 22%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 46.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics25.8% 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 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.
Memory10GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 10GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7850
MotherboardMSI Z87-G41 PC Mate(MS-7850)  (all builds)
Memory7 GB free of 10 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140721
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 26 '19 at 18:27
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i3-4170-$128
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
46.3% Average
1-Core 105
2-Core 146
63% 126 Pts
4-Core 169
8-Core 157
22% 163 Pts
64-Core 146
10% 146 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 46.3%
Great: 60%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-Ti-$362
PNY(196E 1000) 2GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
25.8% Poor
Lighting 90.1
Reflection 79.8
Parallax 123
25% 97.7 fps
MRender 82.3
Gravity 107
Splatting 59.4
27% 83 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 25.8%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk S064G 63GB
17GB free
Firmware: 3.1.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 164 167 163 167 172 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
38.5% Below average
Read 364
Write 171
Mixed 62.8
SusWrite 169
42% 192 MB/s
4K Read 14
4K Write 9.9
4K Mixed 11.4
41% 11.8 MB/s
DQ Read 33
DQ Write 13.9
DQ Mixed 16.2
14% 21 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 38.5%
Great: 47%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$29
456GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 123 142 124 135 120 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
77.4% Very good
Read 141
Write 136
Mixed 30
SusWrite 129
79% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
133% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston ACR16D3LU1KDG/2G ACR16D3LU1KBG/4G 0215 CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 10GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
2048, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
28.4% Poor
MC Read 8.9
MC Write 9.1
MC Mixed 8.3
25% 8.77 GB/s
SC Read 8.4
SC Write 9.4
SC Mixed 9.1
26% 8.97 GB/s
Latency 69.2
58% 69.2 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z87-G41 PC Mate(MS-7850) Builds (Compare 3,085 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 52%
Desktop 59%
Workstation 33%
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Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate(MS-7850) - $290

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $925
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