MSI Z97-GD65 GAMING (MS-7845)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics3.23% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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.
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 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7845
MotherboardMSI Z97-GD65 GAMING (MS-7845)  (all builds)
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140428
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateApr 03 '24 at 20:32
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i5-4670K-$62
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
72.7% Very good
Memory 79.3
1-Core 103
2-Core 202
73% 128 Pts
4-Core 382
8-Core 384
51% 383 Pts
64-Core 381
24% 381 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7845) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
3.23% Terrible
Lighting 3.8
Reflection 2.6
Parallax 6.7
3% 4.37 fps
MRender 4.9
Gravity 2.4
Splatting 5.2
4% 4.17 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.23%
Great: 3%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$37
550GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 03.01A03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 111 106 114 124 124 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
69.1% Good
Read 127
Write 127
Mixed 80.4
SusWrite 114
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
206% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 109%
WDC WD20 EADS-00R6B0 2TB
2TB free, PID 2338
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 38 39 39 39 39 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
19.2% Very poor
Read 51.1
Write 36
Mixed 32.4
SusWrite 38.9
52% 39.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
58% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 19.2%
Great: 19%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (15th percentile) - ensure that an XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
25.2% Poor
MC Read 8.3
MC Write 8.4
MC Mixed 7.4
23% 8.03 GB/s
SC Read 7.5
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 7.4
22% 7.73 GB/s
Latency 88
46% 88 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 25.2%
Great: 35%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0P 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 31 17 60 31.5" 1920 1080 VIZ1005 D32x-D1
Typical Z97-GD65 GAMING (MS-7845) Builds (Compare 309 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97-GD65 GAMING (MS-7845) - $224

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $852
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