MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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. 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 61.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics30.2% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Very high background CPU (52%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory3.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131202
Uptime2 Days
Run DateOct 19 '20 at 14:00
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User CHE-User
Background CPU 52%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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-$180
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
61.8% Good
Memory 80.8
1-Core 88.6
2-Core 155
66% 108 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 280
35% 262 Pts
64-Core 306
20% 306 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
Asus(1043 8465) 2GB
CLim: 1215 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
30.2% Below average
Lighting 36.7
Reflection 35.7
Parallax 49.8
30% 40.7 fps
MRender 52.9
Gravity 45.2
Splatting 34.5
30% 44.2 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 30.2%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 20 20 19 21 16 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 71% Great: 125%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$120
359GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 162 163 160 163 163 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
98% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 146
Mixed 60.3
SusWrite 162
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 2.2
383% 2.73 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 98%
Great: 111%
WD WD10EACS-00ZJB0 1TB
191GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 90 90 88 90 90 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
50.4% Above average
Read 86.5
Write 83
Mixed 54.3
SusWrite 88.9
58% 78.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 51%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2400 C11 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (45th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
50.8% Above average
MC Read 17.6
MC Write 19.9
MC Mixed 16.9
52% 18.1 GB/s
SC Read 11.1
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 13.1
37% 13 GB/s
Latency 79.2
50% 79.2 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 50.8%
Great: 83%

 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 4,460 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $852
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