MSI Z87I GAMING AC (MS-7887)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 63.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics39.1% 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 Drive107% 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.
Very high background CPU (54%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7887
MotherboardMSI Z87I GAMING AC (MS-7887)  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131129
Uptime16.2 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 09:31
Run Duration166 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 54%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 i5-4440-$228
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
63.6% Good
SC Int 81.4
SC Float 86.2
SC Mixed 87.1
68% 84.9 Pts
QC Int 329
QC Float 342
QC Mixed 330
76% 334 Pts
MC Int 344
MC Float 333
MC Mixed 336
51% 338 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
Gigabyte(1458 368F) 2GB
CLim: 1481 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
39.1% Below average
Lighting 127
Reflection 97.7
Parallax 98.4
36% 108 fps
MRender 82.4
Gravity 122
Splatting 81.9
41% 95.3 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 39.1%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$219
313GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 483
Mixed 502
112% 499 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 84.7
4K Mixed 40.4
148% 53.1 MB/s
DQ Read 241
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 24.6
79% 171 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 107%
Great: 123%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$48
16GB free
Firmware: 521ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
43.2% Average
Read 163
Write 90.2
Mixed 104
26% 119 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 84.1
4K Mixed 11.3
94% 39.4 MB/s
DQ Read 105
DQ Write 94
DQ Mixed 26.9
40% 75.3 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 64%
Toshiba Notebook SSHD 2.5" 1TB-$117
170GB free
Firmware: AUF02H Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
68.6% Good
Read 147
Write 80.8
Mixed 106
84% 112 MB/s
4K Read 13
4K Write 22.7
4K Mixed 6.52
1,685% 14.1 MB/s
DQ Read 29.8
DQ Write 15.1
DQ Mixed 5.03
98% 16.7 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 82%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (36th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
49.7% Average
MC Read 16.9
MC Write 18.3
MC Mixed 16
49% 17.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.5
SC Write 17
SC Mixed 15.1
42% 14.9 GB/s
Latency 71.6
56% 71.6 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 49.7%
Great: 80%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87I GAMING AC (MS-7887) Builds (Compare 149 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 47%
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Motherboard: MSI Z87I GAMING AC (MS-7887)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $727
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