MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics53.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive199% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 02:00
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
88.1% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 119
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 434
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 448
99% 436 Pts
MC Int 569
MC Float 605
MC Mixed 595
88% 590 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 88.1%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$345
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
53.1% Above average
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
44% 143 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 142
Splatting 142
60% 142 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$110
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
199% Outstanding
Read 2,014
Write 895
Mixed 1,099
293% 1,336 MB/s
4K Read 50
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 31.7
203% 81.5 MB/s
DQ Read 49.2
DQ Write 175
DQ Mixed 29.6
47% 84.5 MB/s
Poor: 140%
This bench: 199%
Great: 239%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$90
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
85.1% Excellent
Read 159
Write 138
Mixed 130
107% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 2.37
4K Mixed 0.19
103% 1.16 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 85.1%
Great: 97%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$60
635GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
60.1% Good
Read 102
Write 107
Mixed 100
78% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.28
107% 1.11 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1866 CL10 Series 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
61.9% Good
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 22.1
MC Mixed 19.1
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 20.3
57% 19.8 GB/s
Latency 58.5
68% 58.5 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 61.9%
Great: 75%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 2,450 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) - $152

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $917
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HDDRAMUSB
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