MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 82.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics67.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive95.1% 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.
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)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140721
Uptime1.7 Days
Run DateJul 29 '17 at 12:38
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
82.7% Excellent
SC Int 111
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 110
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 451
QC Mixed 436
100% 442 Pts
MC Int 442
MC Float 450
MC Mixed 436
66% 443 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
Gigabyte(1458 228F) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.5.2
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
67.7% Good
Lighting 199
Reflection 160
Parallax 282
71% 214 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 164
Splatting 178
65% 157 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$86
62GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
Read 493
Write 396
Mixed 415
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 71.6
4K Mixed 37.3
121% 44.1 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 104
130% 232 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 117%
WD WD10EAVS-00D7B1 1TB
662GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 29% Great: 51%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451U6AFR8A-PB HMT451U6AFR8A-PB Micron 16JTF51264AZ-1G6K1 Micron 16JTF51264AZ-1G6K1 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
61.1% Good
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 22.8
MC Mixed 17.7
60% 20.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 20.6
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 63.7
63% 63.7 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 62%
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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 4,486 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,016
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HDDRAMUSB
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