MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics26% 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)
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140220
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 07 '20 at 15:56
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User SYC-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4460-$164
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
77.9% Very good
Memory 91.3
1-Core 99.4
2-Core 191
76% 127 Pts
4-Core 373
8-Core 380
51% 376 Pts
64-Core 374
25% 374 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270-$140
CLim: 975 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7.1
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
26% Poor
Lighting 35.2
Reflection 31.5
Parallax 42.7
28% 36.5 fps
MRender 28
Gravity 28.8
Splatting 36.8
23% 31.2 fps
Poor: 23%
This bench: 26%
Great: 26%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST3500312CS 500GB-$33
406GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CA14
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 65 76 78 79 82 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
45% Average
Read 83.8
Write 77.3
Mixed 49
SusWrite 72.7
52% 70.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
139% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 45%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16KTF1G64AZ-1G6E1 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
34.7% Below average
MC Read 11.6
MC Write 11.8
MC Mixed 9.7
32% 11 GB/s
SC Read 10.4
SC Write 11.5
SC Mixed 10.8
31% 10.9 GB/s
Latency 65.2
61% 65.2 ns
Poor: 19%
This bench: 34.7%
Great: 34%

 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 5,311 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $852
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