MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 73.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics35.2% 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)
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
20 days ago, 20 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140721
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 18 '19 at 14:14
Run Duration243 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$101
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
73.9% Very good
1-Core 111
2-Core 198
74% 154 Pts
4-Core 424
8-Core 428
58% 426 Pts
64-Core 424
28% 424 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
EVGA(3842 2968) 2GB
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
35.2% Below average
Lighting 145
Reflection 122
Parallax 148
38% 138 fps
MRender 83.5
Gravity 131
Splatting 88
35% 101 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 35.2%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA050 500GB-$23
280GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS1OA7S0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 155
Write 132
Mixed 34.4
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 33% Great: 103%
WD Blue 80GB (2007)-$126
74GB free
Firmware: 05.06H05
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 4,002
Write 14.7
Mixed 27.8
964% 1,348 MB/s
4K Read 611
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 2.1
25,725% 205 MB/s
Poor: 18% Great: 49%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (65th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
58.4% Above average
MC Read 21
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 17.8
58% 20.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 18.1
50% 17.6 GB/s
Latency 66.4
60% 66.4 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 71%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 70%
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Desktop
Desktop 68%
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Workstation
Workstation 37%
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Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) - $242

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $1,057
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