MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC (MS-7888)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 85.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics134% 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 Drive126% 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.
High background CPU (23%). 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)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150811
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 21 '17 at 01:30
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 below expectations (33rd percentile)
85.8% Excellent
SC Int 130
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 126
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 406
QC Float 413
QC Mixed 407
93% 409 Pts
MC Int 635
MC Float 640
MC Mixed 682
98% 652 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
MaxC: 1493 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Lighting 552
Reflection 276
Parallax 323
136% 384 fps
MRender 197
Gravity 292
Splatting 197
102% 229 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 134%
Great: 120%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 512GB-$306
441GB free
Firmware: BXW2500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 767
Write 643
Mixed 712
158% 708 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 36.5
160% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 34.9
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 22
64% 127 MB/s
Poor: 118%
This bench: 126%
Great: 245%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB-$240
2TB free
Firmware: CC44 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 161
Mixed 125
111% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 5.34
4K Mixed 0.49
174% 2.11 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 92%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x8GB-$120
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
85.7% Excellent
MC Read 31.8
MC Write 31.9
MC Mixed 26.9
86% 30.2 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 26.5
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 47.7
84% 47.7 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 89%
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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 250 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,150
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