MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics109% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive185% 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.
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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory23.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 02 '21 at 20:17
Run Duration273 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%
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 PC Performing below expectations (27th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
69.2% Good
Memory 76.5
1-Core 112
2-Core 210
76% 133 Pts
4-Core 334
8-Core 623
59% 478 Pts
64-Core 633
42% 633 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (74th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
109% Outstanding
Lighting 133
Reflection 117
Parallax 134
107% 128 fps
MRender 183
Gravity 129
Splatting 108
111% 140 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 109%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sabrent Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB-$320
771GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 894 744 738 735 757 731 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
185% Outstanding
Read 1457
Write 2,090
Mixed 1,499
SusWrite 766
328% 1,453 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 30.3
156% 63.2 MB/s
DQ Read 971
DQ Write 568
DQ Mixed 808
591% 782 MB/s
Poor: 156%
This bench: 185%
Great: 298%
Jmicron Tech 512GB
32GB free
Firmware: 0204
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 388
Write 381
Mixed 373
85% 381 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 38.8
4K Mixed 30
96% 31.2 MB/s
DQ Read 113
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 35.8
48% 86.4 MB/s
Poor: 49% Great: 91%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$90
2TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 136 119 159 158 159 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
74.4% Very good
Read 124
Write 98.4
Mixed 70.7
SusWrite 135
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 2400 C11 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (17th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
46.8% Average
MC Read 15.6
MC Write 17.7
MC Mixed 14.7
46% 16 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 17.4
SC Mixed 15.2
44% 15.3 GB/s
Latency 87.3
46% 87.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 46.8%
Great: 87%

 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 2,527 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $940
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HDDRAMUSB
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