MSI Z97I AC (MS-7851)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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. 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 76.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics32.8% 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 Drive115% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7851
MotherboardMSI Z97I AC (MS-7851)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140723
Uptime12 Days
Run DateJan 14 '20 at 23:14
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
76.4% Very good
1-Core 115
2-Core 225
80% 170 Pts
4-Core 430
8-Core 435
59% 433 Pts
64-Core 422
28% 422 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 36D2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 432.0
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
32.8% Below average
Lighting 132
Reflection 114
Parallax 125
35% 124 fps
MRender 82.9
Gravity 121
Splatting 81
33% 94.8 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 32.8%
Great: 35%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$68
282GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 431 428 419 384 373 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 455
Write 418
Mixed 408
SusWrite 413
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 55.7
177% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 294
238% 337 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 115%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
72.9% Very good
MC Read 26.1
MC Write 26.4
MC Mixed 23.4
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 24.2
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 53.4
75% 53.4 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 72%
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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 500 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $809
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