MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC (MS-7888)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. 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 77.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics29.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7888
MotherboardMSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC (MS-7888)  (all builds)
Memory2.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime16.1 Days
Run DateDec 10 '19 at 02:52
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd 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 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
77.3% Very good
1-Core 122
2-Core 213
81% 168 Pts
4-Core 414
8-Core 613
66% 514 Pts
64-Core 588
39% 588 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 77.3%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7950-$290
Sapphire(174B 3000) 3GB
CLim: 925 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.11.1
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
29.1% Poor
Lighting 123
Reflection 77.5
Parallax 151
32% 117 fps
MRender 58.8
Gravity 111
Splatting 81.5
29% 83.8 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 29.1%
Great: 34%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 96 65 104 115 133 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
52.6% Above average
Read 85.8
Write 92.2
Mixed 55
SusWrite 96.9
60% 82.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1600LL Series 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
30.5% Below average
MC Read 10.5
MC Write 10.5
MC Mixed 8.4
28% 9.8 GB/s
SC Read 8.7
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 7.4
23% 8.2 GB/s
Latency 66.6
60% 66.6 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 30.5%
Great: 65%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 MPOWER MAX AC (MS-7888) Builds (Compare 631 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC (MS-7888) - $257

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,093
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