MSI Z97I AC (MS-7851)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 94.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics30.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive93.6% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7851
MotherboardMSI Z97I AC (MS-7851)  (all builds)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160217
Uptime1.7 Days
Run DateApr 28 '18 at 10:17
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4670K-$270
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
SC Int 124
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 126
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 494
QC Float 492
QC Mixed 495
112% 494 Pts
MC Int 496
MC Float 493
MC Mixed 503
74% 497 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7850-$174
Sapphire(174B E221) 2GB
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.3.4
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
30.6% Below average
Lighting 87.8
Reflection 85.3
Parallax 117
30% 96.8 fps
MRender 60.9
Gravity 73.5
Splatting 87.9
31% 74.1 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 30.6%
Great: 30%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$139
89GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
93.6% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 402
Mixed 410
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 93.3
4K Mixed 27.5
154% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 47.8
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 27.3
35% 59.9 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 93.6%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT4G3D1608DT1TX0. 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
82.5% Excellent
MC Read 30.2
MC Write 31
MC Mixed 25.3
82% 28.8 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 26.7
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 47.3
84% 47.3 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 65%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97I AC (MS-7851) Builds (Compare 248 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97I AC (MS-7851) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $894
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