MSI Z97 MPOWER (MS-7915)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 87.9%, 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 13 '19 at 05:04
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%
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 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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 (74th percentile)
87.9% Excellent
Memory 96.5
1-Core 133
2-Core 258
94% 162 Pts
4-Core 428
8-Core 648
69% 538 Pts
64-Core 662
44% 662 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 2050 MHz, MLim: 2552 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing below potential (58th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
106% Outstanding
Lighting 377
Reflection 355
Parallax 442
99% 391 fps
MRender 234
Gravity 403
Splatting 255
107% 297 fps
Poor: 95%
This bench: 106%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$50
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 6891
Write 5,972
Mixed 6,171
1,415% 6,345 MB/s
4K Read 516
4K Write 241
4K Mixed 304
1,299% 354 MB/s
DQ Read 1,154
DQ Write 674
DQ Mixed 772
613% 867 MB/s
Poor: 72% Great: 129%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
103GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 349 129 129 129 129 129 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 492
Write 469
Mixed 398
SusWrite 166
85% 381 MB/s
4K Read 42.4
4K Write 99.7
4K Mixed 50.2
181% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 176
184% 302 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 102%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
956GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 204 208 209 210 207 210 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 198
Write 165
Mixed 88.8
SusWrite 208
120% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 116%
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 (98th percentile)
72.9% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 27.2
MC Mixed 22.3
72% 25.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 24.4
SC Mixed 22.5
63% 22.1 GB/s
Latency 52.3
76% 52.3 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 72.9%
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 162 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,017
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