MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC (MS-7888)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 84.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics61.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7888
MotherboardMSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC (MS-7888)  (all builds)
Memory3.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 08 '17 at 20:37
Run Duration79 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 i7-4770K-$490
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
84.6% Excellent
SC Int 117
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 116
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 424
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 422
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 576
MC Float 607
MC Mixed 605
89% 596 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
MSI(1462 3070) ≥ 4GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
61.6% Good
Lighting 139
Reflection 119
Parallax 207
51% 155 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 184
Splatting 184
70% 166 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 73%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$70
751GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
83.2% Excellent
Read 159
Write 132
Mixed 114
101% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.27
97% 1.04 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2133 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
72.1% Very good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 26.3
MC Mixed 22
71% 25 GB/s
SC Read 19.2
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 21.8
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 50.7
79% 50.7 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 78%
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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 216 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $1,082
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