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MSI Z87-G45 Testing:
PCMark 7 is the latest iteration of Futuremark's popular PCMark system performance tool. This version is designed for use on Windows 7 PCs and features a combination of 25 different workloads to accurately measure the performance of all PCs from laptops to desktops.
SiSoft Sandra 2013 is a diagnostic utility and synthetic benchmarking program. Sandra allows you to view your hardware at a higher level to be more helpful. For this benchmark, I will be running a broad spectrum of tests to gauge the performance of key functions of the CPUs.
When you look at the stock speed scores, the MSI Z87-G45 comes in the middle of the field, which isn't a shabby performance based on its price position. When overclocked it regularly beats out the ASUS Z87-Plus, but trails the rest (again, mostly due to my slower 4770K).