MSI Z97I AC (MS-7851)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (89th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 11 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics18.3% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive131% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 11 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7851
MotherboardMSI Z97I AC (MS-7851)  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160217
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 13 '19 at 17:05
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Memory 96.5
1-Core 119
2-Core 238
88% 151 Pts
4-Core 473
8-Core 470
65% 472 Pts
64-Core 461
31% 461 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750-$120
EVGA(3842 2758) 2GB
CLim: 1502 MHz, MLim: 1252 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
18.3% Very poor
Lighting 23
Reflection 18.4
Parallax 19.1
19% 20.2 fps
MRender 25.9
Gravity 22
Splatting 19.3
15% 22.4 fps
Poor: 14%
This bench: 18.3%
Great: 17%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$53
383GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 345 319 307 309 309 315 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
131% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 498
Mixed 471
SusWrite 317
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 69.4
240% 88.9 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 362
273% 365 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 131%
Great: 130%
Intel Raid 1 Volume 3TB
2TB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 137 138 140 141 137 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
80.1% Excellent
Read 141
Write 123
Mixed 52
SusWrite 138
83% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
201% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 80.1%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLE8G3D1869DE1TX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
72.1% Very good
MC Read 25.2
MC Write 26.2
MC Mixed 23.4
71% 24.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 21.7
SC Mixed 22.8
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 52.1
77% 52.1 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 73%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 46%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97I AC (MS-7851) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $968
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HDDRAMUSB
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