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Tested the MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC w/ the 4790K

Jan 21, 2013
3,800 (2.09/day)
System Name Out of the game..
Benchmark Scores d1nky@hwbot.org
Ive got the Z77 Mpower, its a good series but flawed in some aspects. It hasn't got 100% of features and im struggling to get it to boot and install from USB, and the bios isn't as smooth as i would like.

Ive had many Asus boards and 1 asrock and I still think Asus are setting the standard on high performance mobos, whereas the rest are trying to catch up. (but gigabyte seem to be coming up with something great)


Vanguard Beta Tester
Jan 11, 2008
9,646 (2.64/day)
Processor I7-7700K
Motherboard Asus Z270 Maximus IX Code
Cooling Custom water plus another cooler
Memory Corsair Vengeance LED Red 4x8GB 32GB 3200MHz kit
Video Card(s) 2 x MSI RX Vega 56 and a single MSI RX Vega 64 in test rig
Storage 960 EVO/960 Pro M.2 nvme 250/1TB, Samsumg 850 evo 256/ WD 1TB blue
Display(s) Nexius 32" freesync 2 HDR
Case Corsair Obsidion 650D/ cardboard box
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply EVGA Supernova G2 1300W
Mouse Mionix Naos 7000
Keyboard G15
Software Windows 10 Home
Edit... Missed the part of only on a single core lol