MSI Z97I AC (MS-7851)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 61.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Boot Drive102% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Very high background CPU (93%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7851
MotherboardMSI Z97I AC (MS-7851)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150831
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateJan 25 '23 at 12:58
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 93%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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-$95
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
61.2% Good
Memory 79.8
1-Core 96.1
2-Core 129
63% 102 Pts
4-Core 231
8-Core 388
38% 310 Pts
64-Core 391
24% 391 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7851) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Relative performance n/a - atypical extreme
Poor: 3% Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 330 273 274 268 248 234 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 476
Write 466
Mixed 384
SusWrite 271
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 79.3
4K Mixed 48.1
162% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 346
264% 357 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 102%
Great: 124%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$70
1TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 92 90 92 93 93 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
49.6% Average
Read 80.6
Write 87.2
Mixed 63.6
SusWrite 92.1
60% 80.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 49.6%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Savage DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
75.5% Very good
MC Read 29.5
MC Write 29.5
MC Mixed 25.2
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 19.6
SC Mixed 19.1
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 80.8
50% 80.8 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 86%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 28: 4R 2G 2B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
28% 9% 91 87 55 60 7.2" 1280 720 SAM04FB SAMSUNG
Typical Z97I AC (MS-7851) Builds (Compare 79 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $937
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