MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX (MS-7815)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 51.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics40.6% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (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.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
SystemMSI MS-7815
MotherboardMSI Z87 MPOWER MAX (MS-7815)  (all builds)
Memory4.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140718
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateSep 15 '18 at 01:39
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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 i5-4460-$188
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
51.5% Above average
SC Int 82.7
SC Float 75.1
SC Mixed 82
64% 79.9 Pts
QC Int 252
QC Float 251
QC Mixed 242
56% 248 Pts
MC Int 324
MC Float 323
MC Mixed 324
49% 324 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Zotac(19DA 2375) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 347.88
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
40.6% Average
Lighting 138
Reflection 110
Parallax 124
41% 124 fps
MRender 79.9
Gravity 119
Splatting 78.8
40% 92.5 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 87 95 96 97 91 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
65.6% Good
Read 137
Write 140
Mixed 80.7
SusWrite 91.7
83% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
198% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 106%
PNY USB 2.0 FD 8GB
7GB free, PID 007a
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.7 4.9 4.8 4.2 4.9 4.5 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
8.13% Terrible
Read 33.5
Write 2.7
Mixed 4.2
SusWrite 4.5
10% 11.2 MB/s
4K Read 9.7
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
36% 3.23 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 8.13%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
52% Above average
MC Read 18.9
MC Write 19.4
MC Mixed 17.2
53% 18.5 GB/s
SC Read 10.8
SC Write 14.5
SC Mixed 13.5
37% 12.9 GB/s
Latency 72.3
55% 72.3 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 52%
Great: 59%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87 MPOWER MAX (MS-7815) Builds (Compare 437 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX (MS-7815) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,167
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