MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (95th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 5 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 75.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics55% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 Drive52.5% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140721
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 18 '19 at 22:37
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing way above expectations (95th 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-$280
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
75.4% Very good
1-Core 120
2-Core 242
85% 181 Pts
4-Core 472
8-Core 480
65% 476 Pts
64-Core 489
33% 489 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
55% Above average
Lighting 220
Reflection 191
Parallax 209
56% 207 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 202
Splatting 136
53% 165 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 55%
Great: 55%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 120GB (2018)-$29
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UE500000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 41 21 65 73 71 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
52.5% Above average
Read 454
Write 286
Mixed 199
SusWrite 68.6
56% 252 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 43.6
4K Mixed 20.4
85% 29.3 MB/s
DQ Read 115
DQ Write 79.9
DQ Mixed 1.1
27% 65.2 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 52%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
64.6% Good
MC Read 22.4
MC Write 23.2
MC Mixed 20.4
63% 22 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 21
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 57.4
70% 57.4 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 64.6%
Great: 64%
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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 11,960 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,031
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HDDRAMUSB
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