MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt (MS-7752)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 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 60.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics6.66% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive53.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7752
MotherboardMSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt (MS-7752)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130929
Uptime11.4 Days
Run DateJun 18 '21 at 09:55
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-3770K-$267
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
60.4% Good
Memory 64.1
1-Core 101
2-Core 169
65% 112 Pts
4-Core 305
8-Core 547
53% 426 Pts
64-Core 507
34% 507 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia Quadro FX 3800
Nvidia(10DE 0661) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 341.74
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
6.66% Terrible
Lighting 9
Reflection 9.8
Parallax 4.4
7% 7.73 fps
MRender 8
Gravity 7.3
Splatting 3.5
6% 6.27 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 6.66%
Great: 7%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$47
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 600ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 126 121 136 137 133 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
53.4% Above average
Read 268
Write 180
Mixed 219
SusWrite 131
45% 200 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 67.1
4K Mixed 23.9
101% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 131
DQ Write 45.6
DQ Mixed 123
82% 99.8 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
30.5% Below average
MC Read 11.3
MC Write 10.4
MC Mixed 9.4
30% 10.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 11.2
SC Mixed 8.3
28% 9.63 GB/s
Latency 116
34% 116 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 30.5%
Great: 62%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt (MS-7752) Builds (Compare 173 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt (MS-7752)

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