MSI Z97I AC (MS-7851)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics82% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive86.2% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7851
MotherboardMSI Z97I AC (MS-7851)  (all builds)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160217
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '18 at 18:00
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.6 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 138
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 469
QC Float 525
QC Mixed 515
114% 503 Pts
MC Int 686
MC Float 732
MC Mixed 721
107% 713 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 102%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 Fury-$380
CLim: 1050 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
82% Excellent
Lighting 233
Reflection 151
Parallax 368
87% 251 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 244
Splatting 172
78% 180 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 82%
Great: 83%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$98
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
Read 498
Write 402
Mixed 414
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 95.6
4K Mixed 20.9
134% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 32.8
DQ Write 97.9
DQ Mixed 19.9
28% 50.2 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT4G3D1608DT1TX0. 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
82.2% Excellent
MC Read 30.2
MC Write 31.1
MC Mixed 23.7
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 22.6
SC Write 25.9
SC Mixed 27.6
72% 25.4 GB/s
Latency 48
83% 48 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 65%
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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 274 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97I AC (MS-7851) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $690
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