MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 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 91.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics71.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140721
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 13 '18 at 17:01
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (85th 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 i7-4770K-$477
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 5.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
91.2% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 418
QC Float 439
QC Mixed 443
98% 433 Pts
MC Int 645
MC Float 680
MC Mixed 679
100% 668 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 91.2%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1576 MHz, MLim: 1799 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
71.9% Very good
Lighting 231
Reflection 198
Parallax 217
70% 216 fps
MRender 163
Gravity 210
Splatting 135
74% 169 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 1TB-$240
389GB free
Firmware: M0CR060 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 55% Great: 86%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$55
921GB free
Firmware: CC47 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
Read 163
Write 169
Mixed 164
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 1.88
4K Mixed 0.36
109% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1608DT1TX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
62.4% Good
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 19.2
60% 20.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 23.8
SC Mixed 20.7
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 54.8
73% 54.8 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 62.4%
Great: 70%
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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 6,552 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $991
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