On average MSI medium processor core personal computers have good ratings compared to other brands as do all PCs manufactured by MSI.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers that came out around the same time as it.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Nightblade Z97 range from 640MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the Nightblade Z97 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other computers of a comparable spec and age to the Nightblade Z97.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Nightblade Z97 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer.
Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
At 4,096 gigabytes, the Nightblade Z97 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Nightblade Z97. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago is 1GB and the biggest is 8.2TB.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Nightblade Z97 is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 3.5 gigahertz, the MSI Nightblade Z97 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.
If you would prefer a PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP Z230 (3.6GHz).
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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the MSI Nightblade Z97 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Nightblade Z97 the hard drive capacity range from 1GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 930GB.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 1,128 gigabyte, the MSI Nightblade Z97 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs of this type and age. Computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Nightblade Z97 have total storage capacity of between 4GB and 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 840GB.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year.
Two Storage Drives Installed
The MSI Nightblade Z97 has more storage drives installed than most of the computers of a comparable age and type to the Nightblade Z97. This MSI computer is a two storage drive installed desktop computer compared to most of the computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Nightblade Z97 which only have one storage drive installed.
Two HDMI Port
The MSI Nightblade Z97 has more HDMI port than most of the medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Nightblade Z97. This computer is a two HDMI port computer compared to most of the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Nightblade Z97 which only have one HDMI port.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
The MSI Nightblade Z97 is a six USB 3.0 port personal computer.
7.1 Audio Output Channel
This personal computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, which is the most frequently found audio output channel on comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to it.
Supports One Case Placement
The Nightblade Z97 has a greater number of placements than most desktop computers that have been around for more than a year. This MSI computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the Nightblade Z97.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were released more than a year ago.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This desktop computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to it.
3 Reasons Against
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD+SSD, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.
Only One PS/2 Port
Most medium processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago have one PS/2 port, including the Nightblade Z97 which has one PS/2 port.
The Nightblade Z97 is one of the heavier medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year (10 kilograms) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The weights of comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the Nightblade Z97 range from 38g to 100kg, and the average weight is 7.5kg.
2 Other reasons to consider the MSI Nightblade Z97
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this PC was released.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the Nightblade Z97 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been available for around the same time as the Nightblade Z97.
If you would prefer a desktop computer with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire XC-705 (£449.00) (10GB).
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
HDD, HDD+SSD, SSD
Hard Drive Capacity
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Water Cooling System
Audio Output Channel
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Software Driver Included
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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