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.
Very very nice!
Nevermind, Im a dufus. Shouldnt read hard reviews on the john with the Kindle.
Anyway, is 8x4x4x Sli really worth it? Say 3 GTX 670s?
8x vs 16x shows differences
8x vs 16x shows differences of around ~5%. x4 shows about ~30% of difference, so certainly NOT worth it.
PCI-E 3.0 x4 equals to PCI-E 2.0 x8, which is easily sufficient for a triple GPU setup.
Why do you consistantly keep on going around making up bullcrap Rafal? Stuart? Is your name even Rafal or Stuart? Oh nvm, you’re a total moron…
The CMOS battery location
The CMOS battery location isn’t as big of an issue thanks to the rear-panel CMOS-clear button. I am a big fan of the current MSI Z77 stuff and this board is probably the best mix of high end features and overclockability you’re going to find in the sub-$200 range.
Overclocking Results page is
Overclocking Results page is using the same CPU-Z screenshot for both frequencies. The 4.2Ghz one is missing.
Otherwise great review!
Thank you for poiting that
Thank you for poiting that out cyberwire. The images on that page have been corrected…
Has anyone get the phase LEDs
Has anyone get the phase LEDs to change in Windows 8? during system boot up they blink but in windows 8 they all stay on.
Have not played with the
Have not played with the board in Windows 8, but teh BIOS does have Windows 8 specific settings. You may want to try messing with those setting to see if you have any better luck…
AMD does not have FXAA, so
AMD does not have FXAA, so how can this be in the Batman test settings w/ an AMD 5870?
I really want to know, because I cannot duplicate your Batman test w/ this setup.
With the 5870, I have the
With the 5870, I have the option in the graphics options screen (not in game, only accessible from startup) to force FXAA type rendering, as shown below