MSI Z97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 97.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics49% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive84% 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
SystemMSI MS-7923
MotherboardMSI Z97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2048 x 1152 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 21:49
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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 i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 131
105% 132 Pts
QC Int 490
QC Float 492
QC Mixed 491
111% 491 Pts
MC Int 650
MC Float 696
MC Mixed 685
101% 677 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
MSI(1462 2825) 2GB
CLim: 1241 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
49% Average
Lighting 133
Reflection 105
Parallax 172
46% 137 fps
MRender 116
Gravity 150
Splatting 88.2
52% 118 fps
Poor: 42%
This bench: 49%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend SSD370 128GB-$47
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 151 150 151 96 149 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
84% Excellent
Read 492
Write 151
Mixed 202
SusWrite 141
54% 247 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 39.8
152% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 255
DQ Write 152
DQ Mixed 148
125% 185 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 84%
Great: 83%
Transcend SSD370 256GB-$72
76GB free
Firmware: N1114B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 299 299 296 230 255 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
Read 490
Write 297
Mixed 280
SusWrite 279
75% 337 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 42.7
160% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 180
164% 248 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 99%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$55
81GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 119 121 121 121 120 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
55.2% Above average
Read 73
Write 58.7
Mixed 59.2
SusWrite 119
57% 77.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
76.5% Very good
MC Read 29.1
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 21.8
76% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 20.3
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 25.7
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 51.5
78% 51.5 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 64%
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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 394 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $632
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