MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC (MS-7888)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (17th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 83 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics4.12% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive46.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). 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)
Memory16.9 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit väriä
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateJun 27 '19 at 19:24
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
78.3% Very good
1-Core 125
2-Core 234
86% 180 Pts
4-Core 410
8-Core 631
67% 520 Pts
64-Core 615
41% 615 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 5750
MSI(1462 2081) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1062.1004
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
4.12% Terrible
Lighting 19.6
Reflection 14.7
Parallax 18.5
5% 17.6 fps
MRender 11.6
Gravity 14.6
Splatting 15.9
4% 14 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 4.12%
Great: 8%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 480GB-$128
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 269 262 175 178 28 120 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
46.5% Average
Read 364
Write 340
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 172
50% 226 MB/s
4K Read 10.3
4K Write 35.9
4K Mixed 11
49% 19.1 MB/s
DQ Read 184
DQ Write 122
DQ Mixed 117
97% 141 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 91%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2133C11D3/8GX 0420 F3-2133C11-4GAO KHX2133C11D3/8GX 0420 F3-2133C11-4GAO 24GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
51.6% Above average
MC Read 18.5
MC Write 18.5
MC Mixed 15.1
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 17.5
SC Mixed 15.8
45% 15.9 GB/s
Latency 61.7
65% 61.7 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 58%
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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 633 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: $1,118
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