MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming Review
We start to see that in real-world testing the G45 Gaming performs relatively better than it does in the pure CPU tests. Of special noteworthiness is the OpenGL test. Considering that both the Gigabyte UD7 and the MSI MPower were running at 4.9GHz, the relatively lesser G45 Gaming makes excellent use if the available performance in both stock and overclocked trim.
Although POV-Ray is ray-tracing, and so heavily dependant upon CPU power, it does take advantage of many elements of your system and as you can see the MSI G45 Gaming is much better than it seemed in the Sandra and AIDA64 tests.