MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 73.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics53% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive63.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140627
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 19 '19 at 21:28
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
73.2% Very good
1-Core 112
2-Core 224
79% 168 Pts
4-Core 403
8-Core 426
56% 414 Pts
64-Core 432
29% 432 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 590-$200
CLim: 1490 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.11.3
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
53% Above average
Lighting 189
Reflection 198
Parallax 257
50% 215 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 190
Splatting 138
54% 160 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 53%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 480GB-$53
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1D1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 247 260 253 209 32 31 MB/s
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
63.3% Good
Read 258
Write 98.2
Mixed 232
SusWrite 172
42% 190 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 69.7
4K Mixed 25.7
102% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 251
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 124
130% 213 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 63.3%
Great: 101%
WD Purple 1TB (2014)-$52
730GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 144 141 141 141 142 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
Read 158
Write 135
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 142
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
206% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
61.2% Good
MC Read 21.2
MC Write 22.6
MC Mixed 19.3
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 20.8
SC Mixed 18.5
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 59.9
67% 59.9 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 62%
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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 5,160 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $956
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