Performance Results

Gaming 64%
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 46%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics67.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive81.6% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (56%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7923
MotherboardMSI Z97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 13:27
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU 56%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4590-$308
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
70.6% Very good
SC Int 100
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 99.9
80% 101 Pts
QC Int 408
QC Float 402
QC Mixed 358
88% 389 Pts
MC Int 414
MC Float 396
MC Mixed 404
61% 405 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
67.3% Good
Lighting 208
Reflection 180
Parallax 220
66% 203 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 192
Splatting 128
69% 158 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$207
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
Read 498
Write 343
Mixed 347
88% 396 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 74.7
4K Mixed 21.4
130% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 43.8
DQ Write 85
DQ Mixed 21.6
29% 50.1 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 116%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$60
554GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
89.7% Excellent
Read 156
Write 157
Mixed 150
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1.23
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.36
142% 1.46 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1400 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (50th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
50.7% Above average
MC Read 17.2
MC Write 18.7
MC Mixed 16.6
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 16
SC Mixed 16.6
42% 14.5 GB/s
Latency 69
58% 69 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 50.7%
Great: 72%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923) Builds (Compare 378 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 62%
Desktop 74%
Workstation 48%

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $725
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