MSI Z97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 75.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics106% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive120% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 Z97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 09:35
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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 i5-4570-$210
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
75.6% Very good
SC Int 103
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 102
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 392
QC Mixed 396
90% 395 Pts
MC Int 393
MC Float 392
MC Mixed 395
59% 394 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$413
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 355
Reflection 301
Parallax 321
106% 326 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 300
Splatting 233
106% 246 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 106%
Great: 110%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
122GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 704
Write 528
Mixed 538
131% 590 MB/s
4K Read 54.4
4K Write 95
4K Mixed 22.4
161% 57.3 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 23.5
93% 209 MB/s
Poor: 153%
This bench: 120%
Great: 234%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
61.2% Good
MC Read 22.4
MC Write 23.3
MC Mixed 18.1
61% 21.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 19
SC Mixed 19.5
52% 18.1 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 71%
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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 377 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

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

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