MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX (MS-7815)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics61.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive33.2% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7815
MotherboardMSI Z87 MPOWER MAX (MS-7815)  (all builds)
Memory7.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateJan 14 '18 at 01:52
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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 i7-4790K-$360
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
77.9% Very good
SC Int 119
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 118
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 382
QC Float 398
QC Mixed 370
87% 383 Pts
MC Int 539
MC Float 570
MC Mixed 553
83% 554 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
61.8% Good
Lighting 185
Reflection 151
Parallax 154
54% 163 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 191
Splatting 125
68% 156 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
22GB free
Firmware: 521ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
33.2% Below average
Read 127
Write 74.7
Mixed 82.8
21% 94.8 MB/s
4K Read 15.2
4K Write 81.1
4K Mixed 7.02
75% 34.4 MB/s
DQ Read 20.5
DQ Write 91.5
DQ Mixed 22.9
27% 45 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 33.2%
Great: 66%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$109
773GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
51.6% Above average
Read 91.2
Write 88.6
Mixed 85.4
66% 88.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.19
68% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB-$148
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
63.9% Good
MC Read 22.7
MC Write 23.7
MC Mixed 20.6
64% 22.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 19.6
SC Mixed 20.2
52% 18.2 GB/s
Latency 61.2
65% 61.2 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 63.9%
Great: 72%
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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 270 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,350
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