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 (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 87.3%, 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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7915
MotherboardMSI Z97 MPOWER (MS-7915)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160223
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 26 '19 at 20:20
Run Duration173 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%
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 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 (71st percentile)
87.3% Excellent
Memory 96.3
1-Core 132
2-Core 254
93% 161 Pts
4-Core 422
8-Core 622
67% 522 Pts
64-Core 666
45% 666 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 87.3%
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 (67th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
106% Outstanding
Lighting 401
Reflection 359
Parallax 440
105% 400 fps
MRender 230
Gravity 404
Splatting 250
107% 295 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 106%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$47
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 6,112
Write 6,056
Mixed 5,916
1,348% 6,028 MB/s
4K Read 570
4K Write 19.2
4K Mixed 43.1
930% 211 MB/s
DQ Read 847
DQ Write 748
DQ Mixed 777
588% 791 MB/s
Poor: 75% Great: 127%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
103GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 347 115 129 129 129 129 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
98.6% Outstanding
Read 484
Write 471
Mixed 384
SusWrite 163
84% 376 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 95.8
4K Mixed 45.5
173% 61.3 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 181
186% 302 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 98.6%
Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
977GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 205 165 202 210 211 212 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 159
Mixed 82
SusWrite 201
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 114%
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 1333 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
76.3% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 23.5
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 20
SC Write 24.6
SC Mixed 24.6
66% 23.1 GB/s
Latency 53.1
75% 53.1 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 76.3%
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
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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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