MSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)

Performance Results

Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 80.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics47.5% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive76.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7821
MotherboardMSI Z97-G45 GAMING (MS-7821)  (all builds)
Memory8.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141110
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateNov 07 '17 at 16:32
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
80.2% Excellent
Memory 90.9
1-Core 114
2-Core 208
82% 138 Pts
4-Core 375
8-Core 570
61% 473 Pts
64-Core 588
40% 588 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
EVGA(3842 2978) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
47.5% Average
Lighting 59.7
Reflection 59.5
Parallax 56.4
48% 58.5 fps
MRender 64.6
Gravity 56.4
Splatting 51
46% 57.3 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 47.5%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 1TB-$239
265GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR021 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
76.2% Very good
Read 473
Write 269
Mixed 323
78% 355 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 62.5
4K Mixed 25.2
100% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 127
DQ Mixed 54.6
88% 174 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 105%
Intenso External USB 3.0 1TB
931GB free, PID 0701
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
44.3% Average
Read 103
Write 104
Mixed 89.1
126% 98.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.38
86% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing below potential (36th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
57.7% Above average
MC Read 20.1
MC Write 21.9
MC Mixed 18.3
57% 20.1 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 18.3
SC Mixed 17.5
47% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 66
61% 66 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 77%

 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 2,719 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 45%
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
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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