MSI Z87I (MS-7851)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 82.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics110% 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.
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 (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7851
MotherboardMSI Z87I (MS-7851)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150515
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 10 '21 at 12:03
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 31%
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 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4770K-$300
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
82.2% Excellent
Memory 94.4
1-Core 116
2-Core 213
84% 141 Pts
4-Core 379
8-Core 551
60% 465 Pts
64-Core 560
38% 560 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.77
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
110% Outstanding
Lighting 136
Reflection 147
Parallax 150
110% 144 fps
MRender 118
Gravity 139
Splatting 121
110% 126 fps
Poor: 96%
This bench: 110%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 500GB
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,002
Write 681
Mixed 527
163% 737 MB/s
4K Read 39
4K Write 89.9
4K Mixed 53.6
175% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 463
DQ Write 532
DQ Mixed 394
325% 463 MB/s
Poor: 85% Great: 316%
Intel Raid 1 Volume 2TB
239GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 43 47 75 61 56 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
22.6% Poor
Read 24.3
Write 34.8
Mixed 17.9
SusWrite 54.2
24% 32.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
104% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 22.6%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLE8G3D1869DE1TX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
66.4% Good
MC Read 22.9
MC Write 24.7
MC Mixed 21
65% 22.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.7
SC Write 21.7
SC Mixed 21.3
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 58.6
68% 58.6 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 74%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 8 5 60 34" 1280 720 SAM0F70 S34J55x
Typical Z87I (MS-7851) Builds (Compare 272 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z87I (MS-7851) - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $710
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