MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 50.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics92.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive99.3% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory22.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141110
Uptime7.8 Days
Run DateJun 16 '21 at 20:30
Run Duration304 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th 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 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
50.2% Above average
Memory 71.3
1-Core 80.4
2-Core 94.8
54% 82.2 Pts
4-Core 164
8-Core 198
24% 181 Pts
64-Core 221
15% 221 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 50.2%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
92.5% Outstanding
Lighting 113
Reflection 100
Parallax 138
92% 117 fps
MRender 86.1
Gravity 122
Splatting 113
94% 107 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 104%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$137
658GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 279 233 282 233 250 287 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Read 464
Write 440
Mixed 420
SusWrite 261
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 80.8
4K Mixed 44.5
159% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 348
262% 350 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 135%
Sandisk PLUS 1000GB
584GB free
Firmware: UH5100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 64 61 54 54 50 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
37.1% Below average
Read 328
Write 206
Mixed 168
SusWrite 59.3
42% 190 MB/s
4K Read 18
4K Write 37.5
4K Mixed 7.5
57% 21 MB/s
DQ Read 119
DQ Write 66.9
DQ Mixed 8.4
29% 64.6 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 37.1%
Great: 57%
Corsair Force LX 128GB-$144
71GB free
Firmware: N0530C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 103 118 105 110 124 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
54.2% Above average
Read 299
Write 130
Mixed 173
SusWrite 112
40% 179 MB/s
4K Read 14.6
4K Write 58.6
4K Mixed 26.4
87% 33.2 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 132
112% 166 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 85%
SanDisk Ultra 3D 500GB-$69
343GB free
Firmware: X61110RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 281 242 291 242 251 292 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 484
Mixed 391
SusWrite 266
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 51.4
183% 65.8 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 284
232% 331 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 108%
Great: 118%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$29
130GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 119 122 116 119 124 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
81% Excellent
Read 163
Write 115
Mixed 73.8
SusWrite 119
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 81%
Great: 112%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$70
271GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 85 87 84 83 88 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
54.9% Above average
Read 106
Write 71.8
Mixed 65.5
SusWrite 84.8
61% 82 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 86%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$75
15GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 65 72 70 72 74 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
34.1% Below average
Read 49.1
Write 72.1
Mixed 50.8
SusWrite 69.8
45% 60.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
47% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 34.1%
Great: 91%
SDXC Card 128GB
119GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 57 58 53 58 65 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
31.7% Below average
Read 82.2
Write 72.7
Mixed 55.3
SusWrite 58.6
89% 67.2 MB/s
4K Read 3.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 2.5
166% 2.67 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 31.7%
Great: 44%
FANTOM HD103SI 1TB
142GB free, PID 1340
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 12 13 12 12 13 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
11.9% Very poor
Read 32.2
Write 20.2
Mixed 30.4
SusWrite 12.6
31% 23.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
77% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 11.9%
Great: 21%
Ext Hard Disk 2TB
464GB free, PID 0207
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 13 13 12 12 13 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
14.2% Very poor
Read 34.9
Write 36.9
Mixed 33
SusWrite 12.6
39% 29.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
96% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 14.2%
Great: 23%
Seagate FA GoFlex Desk 2TB
57GB free, PID 5071
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 13 13 12 12 13 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
9.09% Terrible
Read 34.1
Write 35.1
Mixed 17.9
SusWrite 12.6
32% 24.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.5
33% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 9.09%
Great: 18%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1600 CL10 Series 1302 PSD38G16002 1302 1600 CL10 Series 1302 PSD38G16002 32GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
46.2% Average
MC Read 15
MC Write 16.1
MC Mixed 15.8
45% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 18
SC Mixed 18
48% 16.7 GB/s
Latency 98.3
41% 98.3 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 62%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

 SkillBench Score 44: 5R 4G 7B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
44% 17% 96 108 7 60 34.3" 3440 1440 ACR06F2 CB342CK
History:
Typical Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 2,609 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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