MSI Z97I AC (MS-7851)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 89.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics64.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive99.7% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7851
MotherboardMSI Z97I AC (MS-7851)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150529
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 22:32
Run Duration165 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 i5-4690K-$235
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
89.8% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 119
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 477
QC Float 476
QC Mixed 474
108% 476 Pts
MC Int 482
MC Float 489
MC Mixed 469
72% 480 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
64.6% Good
Lighting 204
Reflection 177
Parallax 197
60% 193 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 191
Splatting 124
76% 156 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 64.6%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SSD 240GB
74GB free
Firmware: SAFM12.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
Read 526
Write 466
Mixed 492
110% 495 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 14.4
124% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 64.2
123% 245 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 97%
Seagate Backup+ Desk 4TB
217GB free
Firmware: 040B
4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
Read 165
Write 124
Mixed 132
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 0.21
78% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 98%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$78
5GB free
Firmware: CC4H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
Read 153
Write 133
Mixed 114
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.25
68% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 109%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$46
1GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
70% Good
Read 137
Write 107
Mixed 106
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.23
68% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 70%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1608ET3LX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
80.6% Excellent
MC Read 29.5
MC Write 30.6
MC Mixed 24.5
81% 28.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.8
SC Write 22.7
SC Mixed 26.8
66% 23.1 GB/s
Latency 49.4
81% 49.4 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 76%
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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 208 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97I AC (MS-7851) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,055
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