MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 85.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics48.3% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 12 years old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20131202
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 26 '21 at 02:19
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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-$321
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
85.4% Excellent
Memory 94.9
1-Core 113
2-Core 226
85% 145 Pts
4-Core 441
8-Core 433
60% 437 Pts
64-Core 447
30% 447 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 85.4%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 457.30
Performing below potential (36th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
48.3% Average
Lighting 62.4
Reflection 69.8
Parallax 63
50% 65.1 fps
MRender 67.2
Gravity 54.8
Splatting 54.8
46% 58.9 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M4 64GB-$92
6GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01MG
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 471
Write 108
Mixed 162
53% 247 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 82.1
4K Mixed 15.7
107% 42.2 MB/s
DQ Read 129
DQ Write 85.4
DQ Mixed 29.2
43% 81.2 MB/s
Poor: 41% Great: 64%
WD Red 1TB (2012)-$55
645GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 130 129 132 131 132 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
72.5% Very good
Read 127
Write 131
Mixed 88.4
SusWrite 125
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
212% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 88%
Samsung HD502IJ 500GB-$40
458GB free
Firmware: 1AA01113
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 113 111 113 112 113 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
60.7% Good
Read 104
Write 56.7
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 108
61% 82.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
64.7% Good
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 23.2
MC Mixed 21
63% 22.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 21
57% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 57.5
70% 57.5 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 68%

 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 6,726 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: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,053
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