MSI G45M Digital (MS-7521)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 30%
Workstation 16%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 38.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics1.27% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 2 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMICRO-STAR MS-7521
MotherboardMSI G45M Digital (MS-7521)  (all builds)
Memory1.2 GB free of 4 GB @ 0 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20090702
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 06 '17 at 14:44
Run Duration193 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core2 Quad Q9550-$270
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
38.3% Below average
SC Int 69.1
SC Float 40.5
SC Mixed 51.1
43% 53.6 Pts
QC Int 274
QC Float 157
QC Mixed 202
48% 211 Pts
MC Int 275
MC Float 161
MC Mixed 202
32% 213 Pts
Poor: 26%
This bench: 38.3%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 210
Gainward(10B0 1401) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 327.23
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
1.27% Terrible
Lighting 3.9
Reflection 6.6
Parallax 1.6
1% 4.03 fps
MRender 4.8
Gravity 2.6
Splatting 3.7
2% 3.7 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.27%
Great: 2%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 500GB (2012)-$66
79GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
58.6% Above average
Read 99.6
Write 104
Mixed 73
69% 92.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 2.53
4K Mixed 0.24
106% 1.18 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 58.6%
Great: 104%
Seagate ST3250824AS 250GB-$150
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AAD Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
22.1% Poor
Read 35
Write 41.7
Mixed 14.1
22% 30.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.22
62% 0.56 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 22.1%
Great: 36%
Hama Probo USB 3.0 16GB-$25
6GB free, PID 0902
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
12% Very poor
Read 33.2
Write 25
Mixed 12.7
28% 23.6 MB/s
4K Read 2.05
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.05
23% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 12%
Great: 19%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 4 slots used
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
21.4% Poor
MC Read 7.2
MC Write 6.4
MC Mixed 6.3
19% 6.63 GB/s
SC Read 6
SC Write 6.5
SC Mixed 6.1
18% 6.2 GB/s
Latency 86.1
46% 86.1 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 21.4%
Great: 44%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical G45M Digital (MS-7521) Builds (Compare 8 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 26%
Workstation 17%

Motherboard: MSI G45M Digital (MS-7521)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $49
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