MSI Z87 MPOWER (MS-7818)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 59.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics17.5% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive103% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Very high background CPU (45%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7818
MotherboardMSI Z87 MPOWER (MS-7818)  (all builds)
Memory9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150511
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 11 '18 at 16:59
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User JPN-User
Background CPU 45%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
59.4% Above average
SC Int 73.7
SC Float 78.5
SC Mixed 76.3
61% 76.2 Pts
QC Int 284
QC Float 306
QC Mixed 293
67% 294 Pts
MC Int 518
MC Float 548
MC Mixed 537
80% 534 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 59.4%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
17.5% Very poor
Lighting 24.2
Reflection 44.2
Parallax 42.9
10% 37.1 fps
MRender 33.8
Gravity 69.6
Splatting 61.9
23% 55.1 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 17.5%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
126GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 408
Mixed 418
99% 443 MB/s
4K Read 42.4
4K Write 68.6
4K Mixed 41.9
154% 50.9 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 102
112% 190 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 103%
Great: 113%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
478GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
81% Excellent
Read 145
Write 137
Mixed 127
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.34
112% 1.12 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 81%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 78.C1GET.9K10C 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
49.9% Average
MC Read 20
MC Write 20.4
MC Mixed 16.5
54% 19 GB/s
SC Read 6.5
SC Write 13
SC Mixed 7.9
26% 9.13 GB/s
Latency 106
38% 106 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 49.9%
Great: 60%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z87 MPOWER (MS-7818) Builds (Compare 730 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z87 MPOWER (MS-7818) - $252

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,194
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