Results: Adobe Creative Suite
The Z87-G45 Gaming falls slightly behind in both After Effects and our OpenCL-accelerated Photoshop test. Retesting proved those deficits repeatable, but did not expose any flaw in the board that could cause them. MSI did have a major BIOS update right after we started testing, and we’re beginning to wonder if it might have changed these results. Unfortunately, we deliberately set a cut-off date for BIOS submissions to maintain fairness.
Though it’s packaged with Adobe’s Creative Suite, Acrobat is an office application. It gets bundled with productivity benchmarks in our overall performance charts.