MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
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 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 87.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics74% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive117% 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
2 months ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 23 '21 at 22:29
Run Duration280 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%
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 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 i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
Memory 95.2
1-Core 132
2-Core 256
93% 161 Pts
4-Core 427
8-Core 680
70% 553 Pts
64-Core 674
45% 674 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super)-$240
PNY(196E 1345) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.63
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
74% Very good
Lighting 95.1
Reflection 92.3
Parallax 86.5
77% 91.3 fps
MRender 114
Gravity 82.9
Splatting 74.8
71% 90.6 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 74%
Great: 76%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 227 312 287 290 290 291 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 488
Mixed 373
SusWrite 283
92% 412 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 60.3
204% 72.4 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 364
273% 365 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 117%
Great: 122%
PNY CS900 500GB SSD
143GB free
Firmware: CS900J13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 224 106 47 46 47 49 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
83% Excellent
Read 422
Write 369
Mixed 391
SusWrite 86.6
71% 317 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 42.9
154% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 253
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 211
183% 268 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 83%
Great: 101%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 174 173 174 174 174 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
92.7% Outstanding
Read 155
Write 108
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 169
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 92.7%
Great: 115%
Samsung Flash Drive FIT 128GB
28GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 62 62 63 63 63 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 11% Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
61.1% Good
MC Read 20.7
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 18.7
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 20.7
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 56.4
71% 56.4 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 64%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 48: 5R 4G 11B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
48% 41% 49 323 257 60 27" 2560 1440 DELA0D1 Dell S2716DG
History: Score 30: 4R 0G 10B | Score 44: 6R 2G 8B | Score 48: 5R 4G 11B
Typical Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 2,615 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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