MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC (MS-7888)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics72% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive70.6% 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 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)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateAug 12 '17 at 19:59
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
82% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 118
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 393
QC Float 393
QC Mixed 393
89% 393 Pts
MC Int 620
MC Float 657
MC Mixed 650
96% 642 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 82%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$275
CLim: 1565 MHz, MLim: 1962 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
72% Very good
Lighting 228
Reflection 197
Parallax 220
70% 215 fps
MRender 167
Gravity 206
Splatting 138
74% 170 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 72%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 500GB-$153
372GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
70.6% Very good
Read 369
Write 358
Mixed 370
82% 365 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 50.2
4K Mixed 22.7
82% 30.2 MB/s
DQ Read 204
DQ Write 181
DQ Mixed 17.3
61% 134 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 107%
WD My Passport 25E2 4TB
2.5TB free, PID 25e2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
44.2% Average
Read 139
Write 96.3
Mixed 87.6
129% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 0.91
4K Mixed 0.07
37% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB-$145
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
70% Very good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 25.7
MC Mixed 21.2
69% 24.1 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 22.3
SC Mixed 22.1
60% 20.8 GB/s
Latency 52.3
76% 52.3 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 70%
Great: 87%
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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 205 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: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,126
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