MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 80.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics57.3% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime4.1 Days
Run DateAug 02 '20 at 03:18
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%
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 PC Performing as expected (47th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
80.6% Excellent
Memory 94.1
1-Core 116
2-Core 214
84% 141 Pts
4-Core 368
8-Core 497
56% 433 Pts
64-Core 501
34% 501 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$267
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 445.75
Performing below potential (60th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
57.3% Above average
Lighting 222
Reflection 192
Parallax 203
58% 206 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 211
Splatting 167
58% 174 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ AGILITY4 128GB
10GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 41 40 39 41 45 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 54% Great: 80%
Patriot Burst 240GB
111GB free
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 323 188 70 72 70 71 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
83.2% Excellent
Read 448
Write 337
Mixed 323
SusWrite 132
69% 310 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 83.8
4K Mixed 36
146% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 184
168% 253 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 95%
Seagate ST3360320AS 360GB-$79
35GB free
Firmware: 3.CHL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 62 63 63 61 57 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
38.8% Below average
Read 73.5
Write 72.8
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 61.2
46% 62.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 38.8%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
33.1% Below average
MC Read 11
MC Write 10.7
MC Mixed 9.6
30% 10.4 GB/s
SC Read 8.7
SC Write 10.5
SC Mixed 9.7
28% 9.63 GB/s
Latency 59.5
67% 59.5 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 33.1%
Great: 72%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 1,361 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $1,063
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