MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Gaming 49%
Desktop 59%
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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. 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 55.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics55% 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 Drive87.6% 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.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory5.8 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140721
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMar 20 '18 at 23:32
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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 i5-4670-$350
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
55.2% Above average
SC Int 96.3
SC Float 98.3
SC Mixed 93.2
77% 95.9 Pts
QC Int 277
QC Float 259
QC Mixed 260
60% 265 Pts
MC Int 250
MC Float 257
MC Mixed 247
38% 251 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
CLim: 1010 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7.1
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
55% Above average
Lighting 152
Reflection 126
Parallax 231
56% 169 fps
MRender 104
Gravity 143
Splatting 141
54% 129 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 55%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
Read 497
Write 398
Mixed 411
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 49.4
4K Mixed 34.5
118% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 176
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 54.6
68% 121 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 124%
WD WD1002FBYS-02A6B0 1TB
453GB free
Firmware: 03.00C06 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
60% Above average
Read 110
Write 99
Mixed 95.6
76% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 2.12
4K Mixed 0.51
128% 1.14 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 60%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CML8GX3M2A1600C9W 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CML8GX3M2A1600C9W 12GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
34% Below average
MC Read 10.6
MC Write 12.7
MC Mixed 10.9
33% 11.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 9.2
26% 9.03 GB/s
Latency 74
54% 74 ns
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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 8,028 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 48%
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $978
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