3D Performance ResultsOnce we completed our CPU test suite, we took some time to play some games with the TPU community to get an overall feel for gaming on the MSIZ77 MPower. We settled in to complete our 3D benchmarking after a couple of days, feeling confident that the MSI Z77 MPower was going to put on a good show. Let's take a look at what numbers the board provided.
Once we ran 3DMark11, it became clear that a trend was emerging - MSI only does well due to that Turbo profile.
I've recently added PCMark 07 and 3DMark 11 testing. Here, the MSI Z77 MPower performs pretty well, exactly in the same place as most of its other tests.
Shogun 2 is also a new benchmark in my main testing suite. It has proven to be very sensitive to changes that might affect system performance, serving as a good indicator of overall gaming performance. Here the MSI Z77 MPower wins!!
Our second real-world 3D performance test comes from CodeMasters, in the form of the "F1 2010" included benchmark. We let the game recommend us settings, which included 8xAA with our dual HD 7950 3 GB cards from Gigabyte. F1 2010 proves to be one of my personal favorites, and the MSI Z77 MPower failed pretty hard here.
With the CPU and 3D performance compares out of the way, I took a closer look at the other performance features offered by the MSI Z77 MPower.