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MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX Review

ccokeman    -   July 11, 2013
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MSI Z87 MPOWER Max Testing:

3DMark: The just released version of Futuremark's popular 3DMark suite is designed to let a wider range of the user base the ability to make a comparative analysis of the gaming prowess of their systems from entry level PCs to notebooks and Extreme Gaming PCs.

 

Settings

  • Default test settings
  • Cloud Gate
  • First Strike:
  • First Strike Extreme:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DiRT 3 is the third iteration of this series. Published and developed by Codemasters, this game uses the EGO 2.0 game engine and was released in the US on PC in May of 2011.

Settings

  • 8x MSAA
  • Ultra Settings

 

 

Part first-person shooter, part survival horror, Metro: Last Light is the followup to the extremely popular game Metro 2033. Developed by 4A games and published by Deepsilver, this game uses the 4A game engine. In this game set a year after the missile strike on the Dark Ones you continue on as Artyom as he digs deeper into the bowels of the Metro.

 

 

Settings:

  • DirectX 11
  • 4XMSAA
  • Global settings = Very High
  • PhysX = Off
  • DOF=Off

 

 

 

Gaming performance is similar across the two games tested at both stock and overclocked CPU speeds. The GPU is going to limit the performance more so than the clock speed at higher graphics settings. In the 3DMark tests that are more system related, the boards are similar with the MPOWER MAX delivering around the mean average as far as performance goes.




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