MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (24th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 76 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 68.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics60.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive58.7% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
High background CPU (26%). 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)
Memory8.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130517
Uptime3.7 Days
Run DateJan 06 '18 at 03:06
Run Duration199 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing below expectations (24th 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 i5-4670K-$270
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
68.4% Good
SC Int 93.2
SC Float 89.5
SC Mixed 91.3
73% 91.3 Pts
QC Int 357
QC Float 359
QC Mixed 361
81% 359 Pts
MC Int 356
MC Float 341
MC Mixed 350
52% 349 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.59
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
60.1% Good
Lighting 182
Reflection 165
Parallax 184
56% 177 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 172
Splatting 119
63% 146 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$55
6GB free
Firmware: 521ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
39% Below average
Read 151
Write 82.2
Mixed 100
24% 111 MB/s
4K Read 15.8
4K Write 81.9
4K Mixed 12.2
83% 36.7 MB/s
DQ Read 76.8
DQ Write 97
DQ Mixed 24.7
36% 66.1 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 39%
Great: 63%
Corsair Force GT 120GB-$155
4GB free
Firmware: 1.3.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
58.7% Above average
Read 483
Write 109
Mixed 156
54% 249 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 81.7
4K Mixed 12.4
101% 40.6 MB/s
DQ Read 33.9
DQ Write 139
DQ Mixed 12.5
31% 61.7 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 75%
WD Black 2TB (2010)-$148
463GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
49.3% Average
Read 94.9
Write 76.4
Mixed 74.8
62% 82 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.38
4K Mixed 0.32
122% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 49.3%
Great: 85%
Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB-$32
74GB free
Firmware: CR100-10 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
31.1% Below average
Read 49.7
Write 58.6
Mixed 46.3
39% 51.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.19
4K Mixed 0.34
77% 0.64 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 31.1%
Great: 47%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
52.8% Above average
MC Read 19
MC Write 19.2
MC Mixed 16.7
52% 18.3 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 16.9
SC Mixed 16.2
45% 15.7 GB/s
Latency 72.7
55% 72.7 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 63%
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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 6,841 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 67%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $997
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