MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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. 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 79.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics53.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive102% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory21.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140721
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateJul 09 '17 at 07:07
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-$300
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
79.1% Very good
1-Core 116
2-Core 232
82% 174 Pts
4-Core 454
8-Core 458
62% 456 Pts
64-Core 459
31% 459 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
53.8% Above average
Lighting 203
Reflection 186
Parallax 204
53% 198 fps
MRender 159
Gravity 191
Splatting 136
54% 162 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$55
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 416
Mixed 289
90% 405 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 97
4K Mixed 25.2
152% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 95.8
120% 212 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 102%
Great: 125%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
257GB free
Firmware: CC27 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
81.2% Excellent
Read 160
Write 123
Mixed 97.4
94% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.46
4K Mixed 0.26
81% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsZ DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
62.8% Good
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 19.7
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 21.8
SC Mixed 20.4
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 61.1
66% 61.1 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 62.8%
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 12,735 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $1,057
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