MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics43.3% 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)
Boot Drive52.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (82%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130818
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateAug 05 '20 at 00:48
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 82%
Watch Gameplay: 1650 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4670K-$200
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
73.6% Very good
Memory 79.2
1-Core 98.5
2-Core 225
76% 134 Pts
4-Core 396
8-Core 376
53% 386 Pts
64-Core 388
26% 388 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1650-$145
Gigabyte(1458 4027) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.39
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
43.3% Average
Lighting 170
Reflection 142
Parallax 181
45% 164 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 150
Splatting 113
44% 135 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 QVO 1TB-$109
244GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVQ01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 60 63 64 65 61 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
52.6% Above average
Read 412
Write 75.2
Mixed 111
SusWrite 64.1
36% 166 MB/s
4K Read 17.5
4K Write 69.6
4K Mixed 19.8
89% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 74.6
DQ Mixed 109
85% 119 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 123%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$66
593GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 79 80 78 76 80 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
44.5% Average
Read 77.5
Write 78.8
Mixed 48.2
SusWrite 77.3
52% 70.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
104% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 68%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$50
712GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 113 110 109 114 109 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
60.3% Good
Read 100
Write 116
Mixed 106
SusWrite 110
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
185% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 77%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$59
334GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 126 123 121 125 123 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
67.7% Good
Read 113
Write 124
Mixed 76.2
SusWrite 123
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
184% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
57.1% Above average
MC Read 19.5
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 19
57% 20.1 GB/s
SC Read 12
SC Write 20.2
SC Mixed 19
49% 17.1 GB/s
Latency 82
49% 82 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 57.1%
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 3,423 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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