MSI Z97 MPOWER (MS-7915)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 86.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics104% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7915
MotherboardMSI Z97 MPOWER (MS-7915)  (all builds)
Memory3.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160223
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateOct 09 '19 at 05:15
Run Duration173 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%
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 PC Performing above expectations (76th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
Memory 96
1-Core 130
2-Core 220
88% 149 Pts
4-Core 413
8-Core 611
66% 512 Pts
64-Core 634
43% 634 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 2050 MHz, MLim: 2552 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing below potential (53rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
104% Outstanding
Lighting 291
Reflection 284
Parallax 289
76% 288 fps
MRender 231
Gravity 398
Splatting 237
106% 289 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 104%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$43
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 6,494
Write 6,008
Mixed 5,908
1,370% 6,137 MB/s
4K Read 528
4K Write 264
4K Mixed 169
1,157% 320 MB/s
DQ Read 1,130
DQ Write 677
DQ Mixed 775
612% 861 MB/s
Poor: 71% Great: 127%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
103GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 345 131 131 131 130 130 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
Read 492
Write 456
Mixed 371
SusWrite 166
83% 371 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 91.4
4K Mixed 47.8
170% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 178
184% 301 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
838GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 198 204 198 193 186 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 215
Write 194
Mixed 89
SusWrite 196
127% 173 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 118%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1400 MHz clocked @ 2000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
71.4% Very good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 26.5
MC Mixed 22.1
70% 24.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 23.9
SC Mixed 22.9
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 54.1
74% 54.1 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 71%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 MPOWER (MS-7915) - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $1,143
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