MSI Z97I AC (MS-7851)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
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 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 86%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics22.9% 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 Drive35.3% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
SystemMSI MS-7851
MotherboardMSI Z97I AC (MS-7851)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140408
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 04 '21 at 13:35
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 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 Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$175
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
86% Excellent
Memory 95
1-Core 113
2-Core 227
85% 145 Pts
4-Core 444
8-Core 450
61% 447 Pts
64-Core 449
30% 449 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 86%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
EVGA(3842 2662) 2GB
CLim: 1304 MHz, MLim: 1527 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
22.9% Poor
Lighting 25
Reflection 27.5
Parallax 34.2
20% 28.9 fps
MRender 34
Gravity 32
Splatting 26.9
26% 31 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 22.9%
Great: 22%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 120GB-$30
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1H5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 260 113 135 262 155 138 MB/s
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
35.3% Below average
Read 245
Write 89.1
Mixed 84.2
SusWrite 177
33% 149 MB/s
4K Read 13.9
4K Write 20.6
4K Mixed 11.2
46% 15.2 MB/s
DQ Read 14.4
DQ Write 15.5
DQ Mixed 14.7
11% 14.9 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 35.3%
Great: 81%
Samsung Portable SSD T5 1TB
792GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 37 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
19.9% Very poor
Read 40.2
Write 42
Mixed 41
SusWrite 40.8
9% 41 MB/s
4K Read 13.3
4K Write 15.4
4K Mixed 14.3
47% 14.3 MB/s
DQ Read 26.7
DQ Write 26
DQ Mixed 26.5
20% 26.4 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 19.9%
Great: 97%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$85
915GB free
Firmware: HP35
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 113 129 129 129 130 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
68.4% Good
Read 113
Write 75.3
Mixed 61.9
SusWrite 126
69% 93.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.9
158% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
63.7% Good
MC Read 22
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 20.3
62% 21.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 20.3
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 57.1
70% 57.1 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 63.7%
Great: 62%

 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 212 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $765
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