MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics18.2% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory9.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateNov 13 '19 at 04:33
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
72.5% Very good
1-Core 114
2-Core 230
81% 172 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 561
61% 471 Pts
64-Core 591
40% 591 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 360-$100
Sapphire(174B E322) 2GB
CLim: 1060 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.12.2
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
18.2% Very poor
Lighting 70
Reflection 76.4
Parallax 99
18% 81.8 fps
MRender 56
Gravity 64.2
Splatting 72.1
18% 64.1 fps
Poor: 16%
This bench: 18.2%
Great: 20%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$34
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 23 24 17 22 25 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
8.66% Terrible
Read 8
Write 26.8
Mixed 18.3
SusWrite 21.9
14% 18.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.1
34% 0.4 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 8.66%
Great: 114%
Samsung S2 Portable 1TB
66GB free, PID 1f08
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 42 43 42 43 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
18% Very poor
Read 40.5
Write 20.7
Mixed 19.5
SusWrite 42.3
40% 30.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
52% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 18%
Great: 20%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown PSD34G133381 1302 PSD34G133381 Kingston 99U5458-009.A00LF 16GB
1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
33.9% Below average
MC Read 11
MC Write 11.6
MC Mixed 9.8
31% 10.8 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 11.5
SC Mixed 11.1
31% 10.8 GB/s
Latency 68
59% 68 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 4,976 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $979
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