MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC (MS-7888)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 67.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics111% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive115% 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)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 09 '19 at 11:51
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User MEX-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4570-$160
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
67.9% Good
1-Core 99
2-Core 200
70% 150 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 391
54% 391 Pts
64-Core 390
26% 390 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 70%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2551 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Lighting 433
Reflection 381
Parallax 408
114% 407 fps
MRender 242
Gravity 419
Splatting 250
111% 304 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 111%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$75
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 297 293 296 298 299 296 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 480
Mixed 390
SusWrite 297
93% 416 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 59.5
200% 71.1 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 356
256% 332 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 115%
Great: 125%
Seagate ST3500312CS 500GB-$15
184GB free
Firmware: ES12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 56 56 55 56 56 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
31.9% Below average
Read 55
Write 50.8
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 56
36% 49.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 31.9%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
62.1% Good
MC Read 22
MC Write 22.8
MC Mixed 19.8
62% 21.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 19.2
SC Mixed 19.4
52% 18.3 GB/s
Latency 61.5
65% 61.5 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 63%
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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: 46% - Average Total price: $1,108
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