MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 72.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics53.6% 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 Drive96.4% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130922
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJan 16 '20 at 12:20
Run Duration167 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4670K-$210
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
72.1% Very good
1-Core 110
2-Core 215
77% 162 Pts
4-Core 402
8-Core 413
56% 407 Pts
64-Core 408
27% 408 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.20
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
53.6% Above average
Lighting 206
Reflection 179
Parallax 197
54% 194 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 192
Splatting 128
54% 157 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 750GB-$300
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 335 344 344 334 337 316 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
Read 411
Write 469
Mixed 374
SusWrite 335
90% 397 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 96.2
4K Mixed 40
143% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 346
258% 344 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 105%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$143
930GB free
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 343 351 360 379 381 385 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
123% Outstanding
Read 436
Write 400
Mixed 383
SusWrite 366
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 64
215% 76.1 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 362
272% 364 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 123%
Great: 134%
Kingston A400 240GB-$32
223GB free
Firmware: S1Z40102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 330 328 336 354 353 356 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
93.9% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 429
Mixed 380
SusWrite 343
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 24.5
146% 57.3 MB/s
DQ Read 129
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 31.2
81% 163 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 93.9%
Great: 92%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$65
853GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 166 166 167 166 167 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 157
Mixed 104
SusWrite 166
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.3
260% 1.93 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 101%
Great: 109%
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 above expectations (83rd percentile)
61.1% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 23.3
MC Mixed 17.9
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 20.7
SC Mixed 20.9
55% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 65.7
61% 65.7 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 61.1%
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 13,713 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) - $242

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $899
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9600K $210Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $356Nvidia RTX 2060 $330Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $683SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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