MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Gaming 48%
Desktop 57%
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
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 56.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics51.9% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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.
Very high background CPU (52%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 29 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140220
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 16 '19 at 12:21
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 52%

 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 i7-4790-$318
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
56.6% Above average
1-Core 90.9
2-Core 169
62% 130 Pts
4-Core 298
8-Core 401
46% 350 Pts
64-Core 482
32% 482 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 56.6%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1015 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.5.2
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
51.9% Above average
Lighting 200
Reflection 156
Parallax 250
54% 202 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 172
Splatting 175
49% 158 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 51.9%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZMPC128HBFU-000L1 128GB
73GB free
Firmware: CXM13L1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 252 252 251 252 252 251 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
71.5% Very good
Read 448
Write 252
Mixed 248
SusWrite 252
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 63.6
4K Mixed 25.3
100% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 263
DQ Write 81.6
DQ Mixed 120
102% 155 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 68%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$53
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 142 143 153 152 155 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
90.4% Outstanding
Read 168
Write 166
Mixed 78.7
SusWrite 147
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 90.4%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
52.8% Above average
MC Read 19.7
MC Write 20.7
MC Mixed 16
54% 18.8 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 16.8
SC Mixed 13.8
39% 13.7 GB/s
Latency 76.2
52% 76.2 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 64%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 12,307 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 70%
Desktop 68%
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Workstation 37%
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Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) - $242

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $991
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