MSI Z97 MPOWER (MS-7915)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 66.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics45.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 Drive51.7% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7915
MotherboardMSI Z97 MPOWER (MS-7915)  (all builds)
Memory9.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateOct 13 '18 at 12:21
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (48th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
66.8% Good
1-Core 115
2-Core 188
74% 152 Pts
4-Core 375
8-Core 565
60% 470 Pts
64-Core 657
44% 657 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 416.16
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
45.2% Average
Lighting 174
Reflection 144
Parallax 145
44% 154 fps
MRender 139
Gravity 178
Splatting 122
47% 146 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 45.2%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Premier Pro SP920 256GB-$203
4GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 40 27 20 25 27 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
51.7% Above average
Read 402
Write 43.3
Mixed 83.3
SusWrite 28.6
30% 139 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 32.4
4K Mixed 24.6
90% 28.2 MB/s
DQ Read 236
DQ Write 40.2
DQ Mixed 78.7
73% 118 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 101%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$31
568GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 181 178 181 181 181 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 141
Mixed 85
SusWrite 180
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 107%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
391GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 199 200 199 200 199 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 199
Write 191
Mixed 90
SusWrite 199
124% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 114%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 2133 C11 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
69.8% Good
MC Read 25.6
MC Write 26.6
MC Mixed 21.1
70% 24.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 21.9
SC Mixed 21.5
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 53.7
74% 53.7 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 79%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 MPOWER (MS-7915) Builds (Compare 447 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 MPOWER (MS-7915) - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $1,076
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