MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics8.37% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive111% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130517
Uptime1.7 Days
Run DateNov 20 '20 at 20:13
Run Duration177 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4770K-$300
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
80.1% Excellent
Memory 87.6
1-Core 111
2-Core 195
78% 131 Pts
4-Core 391
8-Core 566
62% 479 Pts
64-Core 558
37% 558 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 80.1%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX
BFG(19F1 0A76) 512MB
Ram: 512MB, Driver: 341.74
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
8.37% Terrible
Lighting 11.8
Reflection 10.9
Parallax 4.06
10% 8.92 fps
MRender 9.05
Gravity 8.63
Splatting 6.96
7% 8.21 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 8.37%
Great: 8%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
318GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 438 438 426 424 431 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 446
Write 429
Mixed 375
SusWrite 436
95% 421 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 47.5
163% 61 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 360
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 111%
Great: 133%
Samsung HM100UI 1TB-$47
534GB free
Firmware: 2AM10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 79 80 80 80 80 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
45.5% Average
Read 82.8
Write 18
Mixed 31
SusWrite 75.9
38% 51.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
72% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 53%
WD WD740GD-00FLA2 74GB
59GB free
Firmware: 33.08F33
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 67 67 68 68 67 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
38.7% Below average
Read 67
Write 69
Mixed 40.8
SusWrite 67.6
45% 61.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.4
92% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 38.7%
Great: 39%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 184 183 183 184 182 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 152
Mixed 86.8
SusWrite 177
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 107%
Great: 115%
PNY USB 3.0 FD 126GB
91GB free, PID 00b2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 90 96 94 95 100 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
47.2% Average
Read 130
Write 51
Mixed 25.1
SusWrite 93.2
90% 74.9 MB/s
4K Read 7.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 2.3
175% 4.03 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 47.2%
Great: 50%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
52.4% Above average
MC Read 18.2
MC Write 18.8
MC Mixed 15.7
50% 17.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 19.8
SC Mixed 18.2
51% 17.8 GB/s
Latency 69.9
57% 69.9 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 52.4%
Great: 70%

 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 7,117 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $937
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HDDRAMUSB
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