On average MSI medium processor core computers have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all desktop computers manufactured by MSI.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
At 1,200 megahertz, the Nightblade Z97 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Nightblade Z97. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the Nightblade Z97 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 700MHz to 1,300MHz.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The MSI Nightblade Z97 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer. Most of the other similar spec personal computers that were released around the same time as the Nightblade Z97 have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
At 4,096 gigabytes, the MSI Nightblade Z97 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for more than a year. The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of medium processor core computers that were released one year ago range from 1GB to 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1TB.
Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 1,128 gigabyte, the MSI Nightblade Z97 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst personal computers of this age. Medium processor core computers that were released more than a year ago have total storage capacity of between 4GB and 3.6TB.
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Quite Big Internal Memory
Across all the computers of a comparable age and type to the Nightblade Z97 the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Nightblade Z97 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age.
Two HDMI Port
The MSI Nightblade Z97 is a two HDMI port PC.
Two Storage Drives Installed
The Nightblade Z97 is a two storage drive installed personal computer.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many desktop computers of this type and age.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
The Nightblade Z97 is a six USB 3.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the Nightblade Z97 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.
Two ESATA Ports
The Nightblade Z97 is a two ESATA port desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Nightblade Z97 only have one ESATA port.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
At 4,096 megabytes, the Nightblade Z97 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other PCs of this spec and age. Across all the medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the Nightblade Z97 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 4.9MB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.9GB.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the Nightblade Z97 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the Nightblade Z97. The smallest maximum internal memory of personal computers of a similar type and age to the Nightblade Z97 is 2GB, the biggest is 520GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 33GB.
7.1 Audio Output Channel
The Nightblade Z97 has a better audio output than most computers that were released more than a year ago. This desktop computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, whereas most computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 5.1 audio output channel.
This computer's audio output (7.1) is actually the best audio output across all personal computers of a similar spec and age to the Nightblade Z97.
The worst audio output amongst comparable types of computer is 5.1.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on medium processor core computers that have been around for more than a year.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on comparable spec PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD+SSD, which is typical of many desktop computers that came out 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 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This desktop computer supports a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on personal computers of this spec and age.
Only One PS/2 Port
The Nightblade Z97 is a one PS/2 port personal computer. Most of the other desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Nightblade Z97 have one PS/2 port.
Only One DisplayPort
The Nightblade Z97 is a one DisplayPort PC.
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Released Over a Year Ago
MSI released the Nightblade Z97 over a year ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.5 gigahertz, the Nightblade Z97 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the Nightblade Z97.
PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Fujitsu W530 (£749.99) (3.6GHz), the Lenovo H50 (£599.99) (3.6GHz), or the Asus G20AJ (£772.13) (3.6GHz).
Average Hard Drive Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the Nightblade Z97 has a relatively standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Nightblade Z97.
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Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
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
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
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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