MSI Z97 MPOWER (MS-7915)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding RAM
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
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 82.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics76.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive76.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
SystemMSI MS-7915
MotherboardMSI Z97 MPOWER (MS-7915)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20141223
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateJun 24 '15 at 16:22
Run Duration220 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU2%

 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-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
82.4% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 119
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 378
QC Float 391
QC Mixed 394
88% 388 Pts
MC Int 573
MC Float 666
MC Mixed 642
94% 627 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 99%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$529
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.150.1004.0
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
76.3% Very good
Lighting 229
Reflection 168
Parallax 308
80% 235 fps
MRender 133
Gravity 203
Splatting 186
74% 174 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 77%
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7915) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.3960
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
5.93% Terrible
Lighting 15.1
Reflection 17.5
Parallax 22.3
6% 18.3 fps
MRender 20.7
Gravity 8
Splatting 18.9
6% 15.9 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.93%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Agility 3 120GB-$102
24GB free
Firmware: 2.25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
45% Average
Read 200
Write 98.9
Mixed 118
31% 139 MB/s
4K Read 16.2
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 13.8
97% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 27.9
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 31.9
35% 55.2 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 45%
Great: 60%
OCZ Vector 128GB-$156
2GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
76.1% Very good
Read 339
Write 309
Mixed 328
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 31.1
126% 51.4 MB/s
DQ Read 23.5
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 70.8
69% 102 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 102%
Hitachi HTS545050B9A300 500GB-$76
113GB free
Firmware: PB4OCA1G Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
33.5% Below average
Read 62.6
Write 53.8
Mixed 57.5
44% 58 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 1.18
4K Mixed 0.23
63% 0.59 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 33.5%
Great: 45%
Samsung HD103SI 1TB-$70
12GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
34.6% Below average
Read 66.9
Write 53.4
Mixed 54.3
44% 58.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.31
4K Mixed 0.34
81% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 34.6%
Great: 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 MPOWER (MS-7915) - $229

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,068
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