MSI Z87 MPOWER (MS-7818)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics6.79% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive41.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7818
MotherboardMSI Z87 MPOWER (MS-7818)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150511
Uptime2 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '17 at 20:24
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-4790K-$339
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
88.6% Excellent
SC Int 130
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 127
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 433
QC Float 446
QC Mixed 427
99% 435 Pts
MC Int 642
MC Float 682
MC Mixed 676
100% 666 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7818) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.15.4240
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
6.79% Terrible
Lighting 13.3
Reflection 19.8
Parallax 25.1
6% 19.4 fps
MRender 24.1
Gravity 8
Splatting 20.6
12% 17.6 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 6.79%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$106
233GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
Read 489
Write 398
Mixed 420
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 47.8
4K Mixed 40.8
120% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 223
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 22.5
81% 177 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 117%
Samsung 750 EVO 120GB-$75
112GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
64.9% Good
Read 468
Write 261
Mixed 275
74% 335 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 57.5
4K Mixed 13.4
90% 33 MB/s
DQ Read 27.9
DQ Write 164
DQ Mixed 12.1
34% 68 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 64.9%
Great: 87%
Corsair Force LS 120GB-$66
80GB free
Firmware: S9FM02.0
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
41.5% Average
Read 435
Write 105
Mixed 154
50% 232 MB/s
4K Read 15.5
4K Write 42.5
4K Mixed 2.85
50% 20.3 MB/s
DQ Read 122
DQ Write 60.5
DQ Mixed 2.71
26% 61.9 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 41.5%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB-$124
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
71% Very good
MC Read 24.8
MC Write 25.9
MC Mixed 21.6
69% 24.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 23.8
SC Mixed 22.9
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 48.7
82% 48.7 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 71%
Great: 87%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87 MPOWER (MS-7818) Builds (Compare 443 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z87 MPOWER (MS-7818) - $252

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,152
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