MSI Z97I AC (MS-7851)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics116% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive114% 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)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150831
Uptime5.3 Days
Run DateOct 05 '21 at 21:31
Run Duration236 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU1%
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 PC Performing above expectations (80th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
85.9% Excellent
Memory 96.4
1-Core 129
2-Core 237
90% 154 Pts
4-Core 407
8-Core 672
68% 539 Pts
64-Core 669
45% 669 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
MSI(1462 336A) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2527 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 471.96
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Lighting 142
Reflection 151
Parallax 140
115% 144 fps
MRender 120
Gravity 150
Splatting 126
117% 132 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 116%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 398 285 288 288 285 286 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 482
Mixed 389
SusWrite 305
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 56.3
189% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 364
273% 365 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 114%
Great: 123%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$160
103GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 467 472 484 485 484 476 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 487
Mixed 406
SusWrite 478
105% 468 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 60.9
203% 70.3 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 363
273% 364 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 129%
Great: 133%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
71.8% Very good
MC Read 25.4
MC Write 26
MC Mixed 22.2
70% 24.5 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 23.3
65% 22.7 GB/s
Latency 52.7
76% 52.7 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 86%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 40: 6R 2G 4B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
40% 52% 23 327 259 60 27" 1920 1080 SAM0B49 S27D590
History: Score 40: 3R 5G 10B | Score 40: 6R 2G 4B
Typical Z97I AC (MS-7851) Builds (Compare 236 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $988
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