MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics58.4% 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 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory3.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130517
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 31 '20 at 14:09
Run Duration259 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4770K-$280
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
78.7% Very good
Memory 91.1
1-Core 110
2-Core 216
82% 139 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 484
55% 424 Pts
64-Core 538
36% 538 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$400
CLim: 1571 MHz, MLim: 1943 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
58.4% Above average
Lighting 219
Reflection 194
Parallax 234
57% 215 fps
MRender 171
Gravity 208
Splatting 136
59% 172 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 QVO 1TB-$110
931GB free
Firmware: RVQ02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 258 473 475 484 487 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 495
Write 466
Mixed 384
SusWrite 427
100% 443 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 95.7
4K Mixed 46.9
161% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 351
266% 358 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 112%
Great: 123%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$25
331GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 65 48 65 65 71 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
28.1% Poor
Read 38.3
Write 49.7
Mixed 57.8
SusWrite 59.2
38% 51.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 28.1%
Great: 72%
Seagate ST320LM001 HN-M320MBB 320GB
33GB free
Firmware: 2AR10002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 88 89 89 89 89 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
41.2% Average
Read 55.3
Write 39.7
Mixed 37.2
SusWrite 88.2
40% 55.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 41.2%
Great: 50%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 991990 (996990) 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
52% Above average
MC Read 18.3
MC Write 18.8
MC Mixed 16.1
51% 17.7 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 17.4
SC Mixed 16.6
44% 15.6 GB/s
Latency 65.5
61% 65.5 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 52%
Great: 62%

 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 3,426 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $957
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