MSI Z77 MPower Big Bang Motherboard Review
Synthetic Benchmark Testing
SiSoft Sandra 2012
For both the CPU and memory-based SiSoft benchmarks, the Z77 MPOWER board performs well against the other Z77-based system. This indicates that the board's CPU and memory subsystems are working optimally.
LinX is a graphical interface for CPU-based testing using the Intel Linpack benchmarks. It serves as a good indicator of proper system CPU functioning and is considered one of the most intensive CPU benchmarks currently available. LinX was run with Memory set to All and for a total of 3 runs. This test was repeated three times with the highest repeatable GFlops (Giga-Floating Point Operations Per Second) score recorded.
The Z77 MPOWER again performs well against the other Z77-based system, further illustrating the proper working order of the CPU and memory subsystems.
7-Zip is an open-source file compression and decompression software. File compression and decompression are very system and memory intensive, acting as a good indicator for system performance. The 7-Zip benchmark test was run with a 32MB dictionary size, 4 CPU threads active, and for 10 passes per test. The included benchmark test was repeated three times with the highest repeatable MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second) scores recorded.
We again see the Z77 MPOWER board performing within expectations. This is a critical test due to the memory intensive nature of compression and decompression operations.