MSI Z87I (MS-7851)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics57.5% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7851
MotherboardMSI Z87I (MS-7851)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150515
Uptime5.8 Days
Run DateAug 02 '20 at 14:49
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790-$299
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
81.6% Excellent
Memory 95.6
1-Core 114
2-Core 208
83% 140 Pts
4-Core 365
8-Core 585
60% 475 Pts
64-Core 584
39% 584 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
CLim: 1629 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 451.67
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
57.5% Above average
Lighting 223
Reflection 196
Parallax 215
58% 211 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 208
Splatting 139
58% 168 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 57.5%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$43
413GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 428 425 434 368 383 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 444
Write 416
Mixed 403
SusWrite 413
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 41
155% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 291
238% 338 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 107%
Great: 125%
OCZ ARC 100 240GB-$120
53GB free
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 424 386 419 390 424 388 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Read 353
Write 422
Mixed 303
SusWrite 405
84% 371 MB/s
4K Read 18.9
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 24.5
121% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 303
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 254
210% 299 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 100%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
723GB free, PID a200
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 112 112 112 112 111 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
46.4% Average
Read 111
Write 110
Mixed 37.5
SusWrite 112
122% 92.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
87% 1 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 46.4%
Great: 44%
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 above expectations (82nd percentile)
69.4% Good
MC Read 25
MC Write 25.6
MC Mixed 21.5
69% 24 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 21.1
SC Mixed 23.1
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 55.2
72% 55.2 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 72%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87I (MS-7851) Builds (Compare 112 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z87I (MS-7851) - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $977
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