MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (87th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 13 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. 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 86.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics56.8% 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)
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140721
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '20 at 03:20
Run Duration186 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4770K-$293
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
1-Core 132
2-Core 261
92% 196 Pts
4-Core 472
8-Core 591
70% 531 Pts
64-Core 518
35% 518 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1555 MHz, MLim: 1877 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 442.19
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
56.8% Above average
Lighting 218
Reflection 193
Parallax 213
57% 208 fps
MRender 162
Gravity 204
Splatting 137
57% 167 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 505
Write 488
Mixed 304
96% 432 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 55
194% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 183
187% 302 MB/s
Poor: 64% Great: 107%
Corsair Force LS 60GB-$57
18GB free
Firmware: S8FM06.9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 98 99 98 98 97 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
65% Good
Read 507
Write 99
Mixed 143
SusWrite 97.9
46% 212 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 86.6
4K Mixed 23.3
113% 44.8 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 94.7
DQ Mixed 64.2
62% 98.2 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 65%
Great: 83%
WD WD10EAVS-00D7B1 1TB
712GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 87 88 88 87 87 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
49.2% Average
Read 84
Write 84.6
Mixed 52.1
SusWrite 87
56% 76.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 51%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
71.8% Very good
MC Read 26.1
MC Write 25.9
MC Mixed 21.6
70% 24.5 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 22.4
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 47.9
84% 47.9 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 87%
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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 13,638 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
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Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2060 $338Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $683SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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