MSI Z97I AC (MS-7851)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 55.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics45.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive88.4% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). 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)
Memory4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150602
Uptime4.1 Days
Run DateJan 29 '19 at 17:03
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4590S-$182
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
55.1% Above average
1-Core 94.4
2-Core 188
66% 141 Pts
4-Core 273
8-Core 273
37% 273 Pts
64-Core 264
18% 264 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
Gigabyte(1458 3679) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
45.6% Average
Lighting 172
Reflection 172
Parallax 184
45% 176 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 165
Splatting 128
46% 147 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 45.6%
Great: 54%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$150
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 115 110 110 104 109 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
88.4% Excellent
Read 376
Write 420
Mixed 296
SusWrite 141
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 88.8
4K Mixed 47
156% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 355
268% 359 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 115%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 122 113 119 112 117 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
68.6% Good
Read 122
Write 94.5
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 116
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
54.2% Above average
MC Read 19.4
MC Write 19.4
MC Mixed 17.4
54% 18.7 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 17.3
SC Mixed 16
45% 15.6 GB/s
Latency 65.1
61% 65.1 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 60%
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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 456 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $798
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