MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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 86.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52.8% 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 Drive108% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory4.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '21 at 21:38
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$175
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Memory 93
1-Core 103
2-Core 244
84% 147 Pts
4-Core 464
8-Core 461
63% 463 Pts
64-Core 465
31% 465 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 466.27
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
52.8% Above average
Lighting 65.6
Reflection 71.3
Parallax 63.8
53% 66.9 fps
MRender 67
Gravity 64.8
Splatting 55.3
52% 62.4 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$78
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 292 148 148 149 148 137 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 482
Mixed 405
SusWrite 170
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 56.7
198% 71.3 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 356
269% 361 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 108%
Great: 114%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$29
602GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 156 153 154 155 155 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
89.5% Excellent
Read 158
Write 151
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 154
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
239% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 89.5%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 2000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
39% Below average
MC Read 12.9
MC Write 13.3
MC Mixed 11.1
36% 12.4 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 13.7
SC Mixed 12.6
37% 12.9 GB/s
Latency 62
64% 62 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 39%
Great: 39%

 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 2,608 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
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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