MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 83.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 0 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.
Very high background CPU (73%). 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)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20131202
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 15 '17 at 14:01
Run Duration162 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 73%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 i5-4670K-$250
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
83.6% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 116
93% 117 Pts
QC Int 456
QC Float 459
QC Mixed 431
102% 449 Pts
MC Int 442
MC Float 465
MC Mixed 445
68% 451 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 93%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$139
1GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Poor: 57% Great: 96%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$79
837GB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
62.9% Good
Read 108
Write 111
Mixed 24.5
59% 81.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.2
81% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 108%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$50
153GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
37% Below average
Read 70.4
Write 58.3
Mixed 4.3
32% 44.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.16
72% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 37%
Great: 59%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$42
36GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
68.9% Good
Read 132
Write 109
Mixed 17.9
62% 86.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.16
4K Mixed 0.38
96% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB-$120
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
86.5% Excellent
MC Read 31.9
MC Write 34
MC Mixed 26.2
88% 30.7 GB/s
SC Read 20.2
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 27.7
67% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 47.9
84% 47.9 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 86%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $972
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