MSI Z97 MPOWER (MS-7915)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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. 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 82.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics84.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at 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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7915
MotherboardMSI Z97 MPOWER (MS-7915)  (all builds)
Memory8.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160223
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '19 at 06:52
Run Duration203 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 4.5 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
1-Core 130
2-Core 258
92% 194 Pts
4-Core 430
8-Core 586
66% 508 Pts
64-Core 641
43% 641 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
CLim: 2050 MHz, MLim: 2552 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
84.9% Excellent
Lighting 290
Reflection 272
Parallax 300
76% 287 fps
MRender 229
Gravity 400
Splatting 249
97% 293 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 113%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$51
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 5,515
Write 4,628
Mixed 5,791
1,186% 5,311 MB/s
4K Read 446
4K Write 199
4K Mixed 252
1,104% 299 MB/s
DQ Read 1,061
DQ Write 664
DQ Mixed 693
562% 806 MB/s
Poor: 72% Great: 127%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
103GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 333 129 131 131 130 130 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
90.3% Outstanding
Read 425
Write 396
Mixed 344
SusWrite 164
74% 332 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 64.6
4K Mixed 48.9
150% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 180
184% 299 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 90.3%
Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
841GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 206 204 208 209 208 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 195
Write 177
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 206
120% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 115%
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 above expectations (72nd percentile)
65.9% Good
MC Read 24.3
MC Write 26
MC Mixed 21.7
69% 24 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 21.1
SC Mixed 13.8
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 73
55% 73 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 72%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $1,076
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