MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics75.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive98.4% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory22.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140721
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 12 '18 at 18:38
Run Duration176 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 i7-4770K-$484
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
76.2% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 108
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 366
QC Float 375
QC Mixed 373
84% 372 Pts
MC Int 528
MC Float 566
MC Mixed 554
82% 549 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 94%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$240
EVGA(3842 6368) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
75.7% Very good
Lighting 252
Reflection 208
Parallax 218
74% 226 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 222
Splatting 173
77% 179 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 77%
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7821) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
5.57% Terrible
Lighting 12.5
Reflection 17
Parallax 21.7
5% 17.1 fps
MRender 19.9
Gravity 8
Splatting 18.1
6% 15.3 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.57%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB-$219
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
98.4% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 455
Mixed 460
105% 471 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 95.1
4K Mixed 23.7
132% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 259
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 43.5
95% 194 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 98.4%
Great: 114%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$55
674GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
46.2% Average
Read 69.5
Write 91
Mixed 87.5
63% 82.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.24
97% 1.04 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 83%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$85
235GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
45.5% Average
Read 79.5
Write 78.5
Mixed 74.6
58% 77.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.26
100% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR3 2400G 2OZ 0420 DDR3 2400G 2OZ 0420 DDR3 2400 2OZ 0420 DDR3 2400 2OZ 32GB
2400, 2400, 2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
48.7% Average
MC Read 16.9
MC Write 17.7
MC Mixed 14.7
47% 16.4 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 17.8
SC Mixed 16.4
45% 15.7 GB/s
Latency 71.5
56% 71.5 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 87%
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 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 7,652 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $950
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