MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 64.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics37.9% 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 Drive116% 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)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140421
Uptime21.4 Days
Run DateFeb 04 '19 at 04:36
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4670K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
64.9% Good
1-Core 91.1
2-Core 212
70% 152 Pts
4-Core 411
8-Core 412
56% 411 Pts
64-Core 405
27% 405 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 64.9%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
EVGA(3842 2774) 2GB
CLim: 1267 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
37.9% Below average
Lighting 133
Reflection 106
Parallax 186
37% 142 fps
MRender 118
Gravity 156
Splatting 87.6
40% 120 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 37.9%
Great: 39%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$90
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM05B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 436 461 470 478 485 409 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 460
Mixed 315
SusWrite 456
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 47
173% 64.2 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 164
172% 283 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 116%
Great: 117%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$75
376GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 470 479 478 490 427 344 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
136% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 475
Mixed 427
SusWrite 448
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 50.5
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 68.2
231% 81.6 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 363
274% 366 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 136%
Great: 128%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
35.2% Below average
MC Read 11.3
MC Write 11.5
MC Mixed 10.2
31% 11 GB/s
SC Read 11.2
SC Write 12.1
SC Mixed 11.7
33% 11.7 GB/s
Latency 61.6
65% 61.6 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 35.2%
Great: 64%
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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 Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 4,076 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

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

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