MSI H97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics68.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive81.1% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7923
MotherboardMSI H97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140422
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 21:00
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 i5-4690K-$235
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
83.2% Excellent
SC Int 96.9
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 115
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 432
QC Float 442
QC Mixed 431
99% 435 Pts
MC Int 430
MC Float 440
MC Mixed 434
65% 435 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$260
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
68.2% Good
Lighting 220
Reflection 186
Parallax 206
66% 204 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 197
Splatting 127
69% 160 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$158
36GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
81.1% Excellent
Read 507
Write 349
Mixed 338
88% 398 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 59.4
4K Mixed 19.5
115% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 40.4
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 19.1
49% 96.7 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 97%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
113GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
70.2% Very good
Read 127
Write 117
Mixed 98
85% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.3
94% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
35.7% Below average
MC Read 11.3
MC Write 11.9
MC Mixed 10.4
32% 11.2 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 12.1
SC Mixed 11.3
33% 11.7 GB/s
Latency 61.6
65% 61.6 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 35.7%
Great: 65%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical H97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923) Builds (Compare 76 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI H97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $555
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