MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very 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 Drive114% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 19 '21 at 00:00
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%
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 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 i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.6 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
Memory 87.7
1-Core 134
2-Core 266
92% 162 Pts
4-Core 458
8-Core 704
74% 581 Pts
64-Core 697
47% 697 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 2176 MHz, MLim: 2063 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 461.72
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
43.3% Average
Lighting 3.2
Reflection 120
Parallax 446
3% 190 fps
MRender 98.6
Gravity 115
Splatting 88.8
91% 101 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 88%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 375 256 266 272 277 290 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 475
Mixed 402
SusWrite 290
93% 416 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 53.9
195% 70.2 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 355
269% 361 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 114%
Great: 123%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
64.7% Good
MC Read 23.7
MC Write 24.1
MC Mixed 18.5
63% 22.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.2
SC Write 24.9
SC Mixed 22.9
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 69.8
57% 69.8 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 63%

 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 2,608 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $940
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