MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING (MS-7845)

Performance Results

Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 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 60.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics16.3% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7845
MotherboardMSI Z87-GD65 GAMING (MS-7845)  (all builds)
Memory26.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131203
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateNov 16 '22 at 18:33
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing below expectations (21st 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 2.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
60.1% Good
Memory 90.7
1-Core 57.5
2-Core 113
56% 87 Pts
4-Core 168
8-Core 206
24% 187 Pts
64-Core 252
16% 252 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$200
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 526.86
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
16.3% Very poor
Lighting 0.1
Reflection 63
Parallax 0.2
0% 21.1 fps
MRender 63.3
Gravity 60.1
Splatting 53.4
48% 58.9 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 16.3%
Great: 54%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
WDC WDS100T2B0A-00SM50 1TB
536GB free
Firmware: 415000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 315 322 319 311 321 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
75.7% Very good
Read 337
Write 312
Mixed 242
SusWrite 317
68% 302 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 44.3
4K Mixed 33.1
105% 34.5 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 188
DQ Mixed 138
125% 193 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 117%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$26
515GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 120 123 120 114 120 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
83% Excellent
Read 169
Write 177
Mixed 88.6
SusWrite 120
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 83%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C9 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
53.4% Above average
MC Read 20
MC Write 20.6
MC Mixed 16
54% 18.9 GB/s
SC Read 11.4
SC Write 13.5
SC Mixed 15.3
38% 13.4 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 72%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87-GD65 GAMING (MS-7845) Builds (Compare 1,400 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 34%
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Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING (MS-7845) - $149

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $569
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