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MSI Big Bang Z77 MPower - Sanctioned Overclocking!

By Wong Chung Wee - 5 Nov 2012
Launch SRP: S$339

Results - Futuremark PCMark 7 & SPECviewperf 9.0

Results - PCMark 7

Among the seven separate tests on this newer PCMark test, the MSI Z77 MPower did rather well for heavier-threaded tests of Entertainment and Computation. In fact, its scores for the mentioned tests were higher than the highest overall performing board in this test, the ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe board. However, due to its performance positioning in the other five tests, the MSI Z77 MPower conceded its lead to the ASUS board by a razor-thin margin of about 0.56%!

 

 

Results - SPECviewperf 9.0

While ignoring the abnormal performance spike of the ECS board, the OpenGL applications that make up this test suite did little to differentiate the MSI Z77 MPower against the other boards. We did notice that the results of the MSI Z77 MPower and the ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe are almost identical, while both are just fractionally better than the MSI Z77A-GD65 board.

 

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8.0
  • Performance 8.5
  • Features 8.5
  • Value 6.5
The Good
Excellent non-OC performance
OC Certified by MSI
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
6 x rear USB 3.0 ports
The Bad
Rather expensive
OC performance didn't impress
No support for Thunderbolt
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