MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 84.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics69.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive86.4% 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 Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateJul 25 '18 at 06:27
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 i7-4790K-$330
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
84.7% Excellent
SC Int 130
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 128
103% 128 Pts
QC Int 374
QC Float 399
QC Mixed 396
88% 390 Pts
MC Int 630
MC Float 679
MC Mixed 658
98% 656 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
Sapphire(174B E289) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.7.1
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
69.5% Good
Lighting 210
Reflection 163
Parallax 273
72% 215 fps
MRender 131
Gravity 170
Splatting 186
68% 162 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 69%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 115 119 130 114 122 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
Read 452
Write 322
Mixed 293
SusWrite 132
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 43.5
162% 62.4 MB/s
DQ Read 178
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 131
128% 200 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 100%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
860GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 191 191 195 195 196 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 148
Mixed 88.7
SusWrite 194
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 106%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
929GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 192 202 204 197 197 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 198
Write 136
Mixed 88
SusWrite 197
113% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
152% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 113%
Great: 113%
Seagate BUP Slim BK 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 100 101 101 101 101 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
57.7% Above average
Read 102
Write 86.5
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 99.2
64% 87.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
175% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
75.1% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 23.8
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 23.6
SC Mixed 22.1
58% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 51.8
77% 51.8 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 72%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) Builds (Compare 2,676 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) - $152

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $947
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