MSI A88XI AC (MS-7913)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 25.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics21.1% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Very high background CPU (54%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7913
MotherboardMSI A88XI AC (MS-7913)  (all builds)
Memory5.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors, 3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141212
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 18 '19 at 21:31
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 54%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD A8-7650K APU (2014 D.Ka)
P0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
25.1% Poor
1-Core 51.1
2-Core 100
36% 75.6 Pts
4-Core 139
8-Core 189
21% 164 Pts
64-Core 151
10% 151 Pts
Poor: 22%
This bench: 25.1%
Great: 42%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 650 Ti Boost-$140
EVGA(3842 3657) 2GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
21.1% Poor
Lighting 50.4
Reflection 42.5
Parallax 76.8
18% 56.6 fps
MRender 50.3
Gravity 63.3
Splatting 46.8
23% 53.5 fps
Poor: 21%
This bench: 21.1%
Great: 26%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung HD502IJ 500GB-$40
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AA01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 84 81 82 87 83 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
52.3% Above average
Read 99.5
Write 78.7
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 82.4
58% 78.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
188% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 62%
Seagate BUP Slim RD 2TB
28GB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 58 57 58 57 59 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
31.9% Below average
Read 51.7
Write 49
Mixed 41.8
SusWrite 58.5
37% 50.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.6
158% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 31.9%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
29.5% Poor
MC Read 11.3
MC Write 7.1
MC Mixed 11.9
29% 10.1 GB/s
SC Read 7.5
SC Write 7.2
SC Mixed 9.4
23% 8.03 GB/s
Latency 103
39% 103 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 29.5%
Great: 86%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical A88XI AC (MS-7913) Builds (Compare 145 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Motherboard: MSI A88XI AC (MS-7913)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $248
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