MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics33.7% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive40.7% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime3.6 Days
Run DateJul 18 '21 at 12:56
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User SAU-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$155
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
78.8% Very good
Memory 89.5
1-Core 104
2-Core 211
79% 135 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 406
54% 399 Pts
64-Core 407
27% 407 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (69th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
33.7% Below average
Lighting 43.2
Reflection 47.9
Parallax 40.7
35% 43.9 fps
MRender 37.9
Gravity 40.3
Splatting 34.9
32% 37.7 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 33.7%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LS 120GB-$98
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S9FM02.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 24 39 39 38 26 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
40.7% Average
Read 445
Write 62.7
Mixed 101
SusWrite 37.2
35% 162 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 53.9
4K Mixed 6.3
69% 27.1 MB/s
DQ Read 26.3
DQ Write 33.4
DQ Mixed 6.6
11% 22.1 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 40.7%
Great: 71%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$60
815GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 167 178 177 177 176 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 208
Write 182
Mixed 105
SusWrite 174
122% 167 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
235% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 109%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (74th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
28.7% Poor
MC Read 9.2
MC Write 9.4
MC Mixed 8.3
26% 8.97 GB/s
SC Read 8.3
SC Write 9.2
SC Mixed 8.3
25% 8.6 GB/s
Latency 67.9
59% 67.9 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 28.7%
Great: 34%

 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 2,718 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $940
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