MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 36%
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 a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 67.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics58.6% 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 Drive85.9% 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.
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.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140919
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 30 '22 at 11:22
Run Duration210 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 25%

 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 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
67.6% Good
Memory 73.7
1-Core 109
2-Core 204
74% 129 Pts
4-Core 331
8-Core 556
56% 444 Pts
64-Core 555
37% 555 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 67.6%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 512.59
Performing below potential (48th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
58.6% Above average
Lighting 69.5
Reflection 80.5
Parallax 71.8
56% 73.9 fps
MRender 79
Gravity 75.6
Splatting 65.5
61% 73.4 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 58.6%
Great: 67%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 279 295 297 298 297 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
Read 423
Write 325
Mixed 276
SusWrite 294
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 85.4
4K Mixed 36.7
130% 49.1 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 149
138% 210 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 98%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$54
604GB free
Firmware: CC29
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 88 88 90 85 89 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
54.2% Above average
Read 100
Write 122
Mixed 61
SusWrite 88.9
68% 93 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1400 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
37.8% Below average
MC Read 12.5
MC Write 13.9
MC Mixed 11.7
36% 12.7 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 13.5
SC Mixed 13.5
36% 12.6 GB/s
Latency 93.1
43% 93.1 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 37.8%
Great: 71%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 77: 9R 7G 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
77% 63% 43 314 252 144 23.5" 1920 1080 MSI3BA0 MSI G24C4
History: Score 60: 6R 5G 15B | Score 77: 9R 7G 11B
Typical Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 3,197 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: 72% - Very good Total price: $714
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