MSI Z97 MPOWER (MS-7915)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 87.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics41.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive93.6% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7915
MotherboardMSI Z97 MPOWER (MS-7915)  (all builds)
Memory14.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140422
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 17 '17 at 13:11
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
SC Int 130
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 128
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 426
QC Float 459
QC Mixed 419
98% 435 Pts
MC Int 631
MC Float 648
MC Mixed 660
97% 646 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.4.2
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (121 fps cap detected)
41.8% Average
Lighting 121
Reflection 121
Parallax 121
36% 121 fps
MRender 121
Gravity 121
Splatting 121
62% 121 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 41.8%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
77GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
93.6% Outstanding
Read 522
Write 322
Mixed 382
90% 408 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 32.5
141% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 182
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 46.7
89% 174 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 93.6%
Great: 95%
WD Black 3TB (2013)-$151
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 155
Mixed 168
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.77
4K Mixed 0.25
101% 1.18 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 97%
Seagate ST3500312CS 500GB-$26
200GB free
Firmware: SC13 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
51.3% Above average
Read 97.3
Write 81.4
Mixed 69.8
62% 82.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.31
4K Mixed 0.29
74% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 51.3%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
70.4% Very good
MC Read 25
MC Write 25.6
MC Mixed 21.2
68% 23.9 GB/s
SC Read 20.2
SC Write 24.2
SC Mixed 24.3
65% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 54.4
74% 54.4 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 74%
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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 (MS-7915) Builds (Compare 221 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,100
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