MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 65%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics57.4% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive66.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 3 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)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20130517
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 10 '17 at 11:50
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User MYS-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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 i5-4570-$210
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
65% Good
SC Int 93.6
SC Float 98.5
SC Mixed 99.9
78% 97.3 Pts
QC Int 329
QC Float 305
QC Mixed 314
72% 316 Pts
MC Int 383
MC Float 393
MC Mixed 393
58% 390 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 65%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Nvidia(10DE 1116) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
57.4% Above average
Lighting 230
Reflection 208
Parallax 231
71% 223 fps
MRender 41.9
Gravity 178
Splatting 97.4
47% 106 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 89%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$84
171GB free
Firmware: Z33130RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
66.9% Good
Read 492
Write 185
Mixed 268
69% 315 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 6.97
93% 43.8 MB/s
DQ Read 202
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 10.4
67% 153 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 82%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
395GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
76.6% Very good
Read 111
Write 156
Mixed 107
93% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 2.46
4K Mixed 0.34
99% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
59.8% Above average
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 22.8
MC Mixed 18.7
61% 21.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 16.4
SC Mixed 15.8
44% 15.6 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 59.8%
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 3,796 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,115
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