MSI Z97 MPOWER (MS-7915)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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.
Graphics106% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7915
MotherboardMSI Z97 MPOWER (MS-7915)  (all builds)
Memory9.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160223
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 09 '19 at 06:19
Run Duration171 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%
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 PC Performing above expectations (82nd 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 (65th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
Memory 96.2
1-Core 133
2-Core 256
93% 162 Pts
4-Core 411
8-Core 639
67% 525 Pts
64-Core 667
45% 667 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 94%
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 (59th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
106% Outstanding
Lighting 288
Reflection 288
Parallax 293
76% 290 fps
MRender 242
Gravity 406
Splatting 253
108% 300 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 106%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$47
145GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 7,148
Write 6,275
Mixed 6,387
1,473% 6,603 MB/s
4K Read 603
4K Write 242
4K Mixed 307
1,436% 384 MB/s
DQ Read 1235
DQ Write 744
DQ Mixed 867
679% 949 MB/s
Poor: 77% Great: 128%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
103GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 347 131 130 131 131 130 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 492
Write 479
Mixed 375
SusWrite 167
85% 378 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 51.9
185% 65.2 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 179
184% 301 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 103%
Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
838GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 208 210 211 210 210 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 214
Write 164
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 209
123% 168 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 121%
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 (97th percentile)
72.4% Very good
MC Read 25.6
MC Write 26.9
MC Mixed 22.1
71% 24.9 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 24.5
SC Mixed 23.9
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 53.3
75% 53.3 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 71%

 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 155 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 MPOWER (MS-7915) - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $1,095
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