MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics65.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive60.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime21.1 Days
Run DateNov 08 '17 at 23:28
Run Duration175 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 i7-4790K-$360
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
87.8% Excellent
SC Int 123
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 384
QC Float 416
QC Mixed 430
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 614
MC Float 664
MC Mixed 653
96% 644 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 87.8%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
65.2% Good
Lighting 207
Reflection 180
Parallax 200
63% 196 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 189
Splatting 123
67% 154 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$158
142GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
60.8% Good
Read 444
Write 140
Mixed 180
55% 255 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 62.6
4K Mixed 10.6
85% 32.8 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 131
DQ Mixed 26.1
74% 164 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 60.8%
Great: 96%
Samsung 850 EVO mSATA 500GB
50GB free
Firmware: EMT41B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 403
Mixed 416
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 98
4K Mixed 45.4
174% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 113
142% 254 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 113%
Great: 113%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$158
45GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 344
Mixed 355
88% 398 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 79.3
4K Mixed 26.4
138% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 82.3
120% 228 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 96%
WD Blue 320GB (2008)-$20
77GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
40.2% Average
Read 73.2
Write 66.7
Mixed 68.8
52% 69.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.31
87% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 40.2%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2133 CL11 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1800 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
63% Good
MC Read 24.1
MC Write 23.4
MC Mixed 19
63% 22.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 22.7
SC Mixed 21.3
58% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 86.3
46% 86.3 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 63%
Great: 78%
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 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 1,801 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $1,111
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