MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC (MS-7888)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics60% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive121% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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-7888
MotherboardMSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC (MS-7888)  (all builds)
Memory6.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime15.8 Days
Run DateNov 26 '21 at 01:17
Run Duration218 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
82.2% Excellent
Memory 86.8
1-Core 119
2-Core 233
84% 146 Pts
4-Core 418
8-Core 617
67% 518 Pts
64-Core 657
44% 657 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
EVGA(3842 2982) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (57th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
60% Good
Lighting 74.2
Reflection 88.3
Parallax 77.2
60% 79.9 fps
MRender 78.9
Gravity 73.7
Splatting 67.8
60% 73.5 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 60%
Great: 67%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$88
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 264 257 257 260 260 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 616
Write 539
Mixed 359
SusWrite 274
100% 447 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 97.3
4K Mixed 46
167% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 745
DQ Write 544
DQ Mixed 571
447% 620 MB/s
Poor: 141%
This bench: 121%
Great: 232%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$33
886GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 169 170 172 172 172 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
99.8% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 154
Mixed 91.4
SusWrite 164
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.2
247% 1.87 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 99.8%
Great: 107%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$33
612GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 157 159 160 159 159 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
Read 151
Write 140
Mixed 96.9
SusWrite 154
100% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
229% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1608ET3LX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
50% Average
MC Read 17.4
MC Write 17.9
MC Mixed 15.4
48% 16.9 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 18.5
SC Mixed 16.4
46% 16.1 GB/s
Latency 70.6
57% 70.6 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 50%
Great: 64%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 43: 5R 6G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
43% 28% 40 291 220 60 23" 1920 1080 ACR0318 Acer H236HL
History: Score 2: 0R 0G 2B | Score 43: 5R 6G 0B
Typical Z97 MPOWER MAX AC (MS-7888) Builds (Compare 368 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,105
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