MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 39.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics46.2% 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 Drive67.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory8.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130607
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 30 '22 at 21:58
Run Duration239 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i7-4770K-$120
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
39.2% Below average
Memory 63.1
1-Core 32.1
2-Core 57.1
35% 50.8 Pts
4-Core 91
8-Core 91.4
12% 91.2 Pts
64-Core 115
7% 115 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 39.2%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 780-$329
Zotac(19DA 1314) 3GB
CLim: 1267 MHz, MLim: 1552 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 473.81
Performing below potential (76th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
46.2% Average
Lighting 53.8
Reflection 57.9
Parallax 68.1
44% 59.9 fps
MRender 69.6
Gravity 65.3
Splatting 54.4
51% 63.1 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 49%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$190
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 323 321 306 303 255 224 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
67.7% Good
Read 434
Write 400
Mixed 300
SusWrite 289
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 40.3
4K Mixed 24.2
85% 28.6 MB/s
DQ Read 148
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 141
107% 144 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$50
1TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 151 156 154 159 153 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
85.3% Excellent
Read 144
Write 124
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 154
91% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 85.3%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
32.3% Below average
MC Read 10.6
MC Write 11.9
MC Mixed 12.4
33% 11.6 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 8.2
SC Mixed 6.1
22% 7.6 GB/s
Latency 119
34% 119 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 32.3%
Great: 63%

 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 3,913 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 56%
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Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) - $242

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $538
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