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MSI MPOWER MAX (Intel Z87) Motherboard Review - CPU Benchmarks

MSI MPOWER MAX (Intel Z87) Motherboard Review

We check out another Z87 motherboard; this time it's part of the MPOWER series from MSI. It comes loaded with lots of features and at a good price.

| Socket LGA 1150 in Motherboards | Posted: Jan 1, 1970 12:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%      Manufacturer: MSI

HyperPi 0.99

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 0.99

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HyperPi is a front end for SuperPi that allows for multiple concurrent instances of SuperPi to be run on each core recognized by the system. It is very dependent on CPU to memory to HDD speed. The faster these components, the faster it is able to figure out the number Pi to the selected length.

 

For our testing we use the 32M run. This means that each of the four physical and four logical cores for the i7 and the four physical cores of the i5 is trying to calculate the number Pi out to 32 million decimal places. Each "run" is a comparative to ensure accuracy and any stability or performance issues in the loop mentioned above will cause errors in calculation.

 

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AIDA64

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.00.1035BETA

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Replacing Everest in our labs is AIDA64. This new testing suite is from the core development team from Lavalys and continues that tradition. The guys have thrown in better support for multithreaded CPUs as well as full 64 bit support. We use this to test memory and HDDs for now, but may find ourselves opening this up to other areas of the motherboard.

 

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Hyper Pi performance out of the box lines up with the ASRock Z87 OC FORMULA. Looking at AIDA64 CPU performance, though, you can see that out of the box the MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX is actually sitting slightly ahead of the competition.

 

Overclocking as you'd always expect helps boost performance even further, and coming in at 4.7GHz as well means we get quite a nice jump.

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