MSI Z97-GD65 GAMING (MS-7845)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 97.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics65.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive68.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7845
MotherboardMSI Z97-GD65 GAMING (MS-7845)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160217
Uptime4.5 Days
Run DateOct 13 '16 at 05:56
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 i5-4690K-$235
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 501
QC Float 513
QC Mixed 514
115% 509 Pts
MC Int 504
MC Float 522
MC Mixed 518
77% 515 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 97.7%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$529
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 21.19.137.1
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
65.8% Good
Lighting 231
Reflection 168
Parallax 213
69% 204 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 142
Splatting 185
63% 154 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 65.8%
Great: 76%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB-$120
62GB free
Firmware: 502ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
68.5% Good
Read 478
Write 134
Mixed 208
59% 273 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 14.9
123% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 139
DQ Mixed 11.5
44% 96.9 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 68%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$55
745GB free
Firmware: CC49 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
86% Excellent
Read 147
Write 153
Mixed 157
115% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.32
107% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 86%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB-$145
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
64.9% Good
MC Read 22.7
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 20.9
64% 22.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 23
SC Mixed 19.5
56% 19.8 GB/s
Latency 55.7
72% 55.7 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 64.9%
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 Z97-GD65 GAMING (MS-7845) Builds (Compare 371 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $1,048
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