MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics28.2% 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 Drive113% 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 Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140721
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 18 '18 at 17:02
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 5.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
81% Excellent
1-Core 137
2-Core 264
95% 201 Pts
4-Core 450
8-Core 727
75% 588 Pts
64-Core 726
49% 726 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 81%
Great: 88%
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: 416.94
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
28.2% Poor
Lighting 97
Reflection 78.7
Parallax 122
26% 99.1 fps
MRender 87.4
Gravity 119
Splatting 77
31% 94.6 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 28.2%
Great: 30%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB-$197
384GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 00RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 466 461 471 475 474 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 489
Write 475
Mixed 298
SusWrite 468
97% 432 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 42.4
162% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 167
176% 290 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 113%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
86.6% Excellent
MC Read 31.6
MC Write 32.3
MC Mixed 26.8
86% 30.2 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 25.9
SC Mixed 27.6
72% 25.2 GB/s
Latency 46.1
87% 46.1 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 89%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 11,338 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $930
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