MSI Z77A-G41 (MS-7758)

Performance Results

Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop 48%
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 65.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics37.2% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive14.7% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 3 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7758
MotherboardMSI Z77A-G41 (MS-7758)  (all builds)
Memory6.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20130709
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 00:30
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-2500-$134
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
65.2% Good
SC Int 88.5
SC Float 89.8
SC Mixed 89.3
71% 89.2 Pts
QC Int 276
QC Float 352
QC Mixed 338
73% 322 Pts
MC Int 359
MC Float 348
MC Mixed 354
53% 353 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
MSI(1462 2847) 2GB
CLim: 1241 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
37.2% Below average
Lighting 97.9
Reflection 76.7
Parallax 120
33% 98.3 fps
MRender 85.2
Gravity 118
Splatting 76.2
40% 93.1 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 37.2%
Great: 40%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 470 Series SSD 64GB
5GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AXM09B1Q Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
14.7% Very poor
Read 33.6
Write 25.1
Mixed 30.1
7% 29.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 28.2
4K Mixed 8.49
27% 12.6 MB/s
DQ Read 113
DQ Write 31.4
DQ Mixed 7.52
22% 50.6 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 14.7%
Great: 40%
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 1TB-$60
683GB free
Firmware: SDM1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
60.1% Good
Read 117
Write 92.3
Mixed 37.9
60% 82.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.13
4K Write 0.79
4K Mixed 0.65
134% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x4GB-$35
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
64.7% Good
MC Read 23.7
MC Write 24.1
MC Mixed 20
65% 22.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 17.7
50% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 53.8
74% 53.8 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 67%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z77A-G41 (MS-7758) Builds (Compare 1,331 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 60%
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 (MS-7758) - $232

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $967
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