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MSI MPOWER MAX (Intel Z87) Motherboard Review - SSD 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: Jun 27, 2013 4:15 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%      Manufacturer: MSI

AIDA64

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.70.1400

Developer Homepage: http://www.aida64.com

Product Homepage: http://www.AIDA64.com

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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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HD Tune Pro

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 4.61

Developer Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com

Product Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com

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HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

 

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Looking at the performance of our SSD you can see under AIDA64 it lines up with the other Z87 options, with little separating all three boards. Like the ASRock offering, though, you can see when we move to HD Tune Pro, performance does drop back. This seems to be fairly consistent under HD Tune Pro on the new Z87 chipset.

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