MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (24th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 76 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 65.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Boot Drive85.7% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (76%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory16.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors, 3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime13.1 Days
Run DateFeb 08 '20 at 20:44
Run Duration238 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 76%

 PC Performing below expectations (24th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690-$177
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
65.9% Good
Memory 92.6
1-Core 98.4
2-Core 183
76% 125 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 249
32% 237 Pts
64-Core 305
20% 305 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.87
Relative performance n/a - atypical extreme
Poor: 45% Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$100
839GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 176 200 207 212 214 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
85.7% Excellent
Read 446
Write 391
Mixed 315
SusWrite 194
75% 337 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 90.7
4K Mixed 35.9
136% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 241
203% 293 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 134%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$100
753GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 123 164 175 181 183 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
12.1% Very poor
Read 55
Write 53.2
Mixed 52.5
SusWrite 150
18% 77.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
2% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 12.1%
Great: 134%
USB3.0 250GB
232GB free
Firmware: 0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 114 52 43 41 36 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
42.8% Average
Read 348
Write 353
Mixed 294
SusWrite 67.9
60% 266 MB/s
4K Read 18.6
4K Write 28.4
4K Mixed 22.4
72% 23.1 MB/s
DQ Read 53.9
DQ Write 43.7
DQ Mixed 50.1
37% 49.2 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 42.8%
Great: 87%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$85
387GB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 69 67 65 69 67 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
24.9% Poor
Read 20.5
Write 53.5
Mixed 23.3
SusWrite 65.9
30% 40.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.4
81% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 24.9%
Great: 98%
Seagate ST8000DM002-1YW112 8TB
1TB free
Firmware: DN02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 159 181 185 185 189 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 38% Great: 102%
WD WD100EMAZ-00WJTA0 10TB
8.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 92 103 105 105 107 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
82.7% Excellent
Read 186
Write 190
Mixed 97
SusWrite 101
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 6.5
4K Mixed 1.2
308% 3 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 113%
WD WD80EMAZ-00WJTA0 8TB
676GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 158 169 169 170 176 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
89.6% Excellent
Read 145
Write 154
Mixed 87
SusWrite 166
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1
287% 2.67 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 108%
WD Red 8TB (2017)-$300
682GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 159 174 182 176 169 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
84.4% Excellent
Read 124
Write 136
Mixed 87.2
SusWrite 168
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 1
279% 2.57 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 112%
WD WD80EMAZ-00WJTA0 8TB
770GB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 92 101 105 106 108 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
65.2% Good
Read 126
Write 142
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 99.9
83% 112 MB/s
4K Read 2.3
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 1
292% 2.63 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 108%
USB3.0 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: 0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 114 52 43 41 36 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
57% Above average
Read 131
Write 129
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 67.8
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
150% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 57%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
50.1% Above average
MC Read 17.3
MC Write 19.3
MC Mixed 17.2
51% 17.9 GB/s
SC Read 8.9
SC Write 12.2
SC Mixed 10.1
30% 10.4 GB/s
Latency 62.8
64% 62.8 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 67%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $940
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