MSI Z97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 56.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics35.3% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive97.6% 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.
Memory10GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 10GB 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.
SystemMSI MS-7923
MotherboardMSI Z97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923)  (all builds)
Memory8.5 GB free of 10 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 20 '19 at 18:40
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User MNE-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i3-4330-$139
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
56.9% Above average
1-Core 102
2-Core 184
68% 143 Pts
4-Core 274
8-Core 272
37% 273 Pts
64-Core 272
18% 272 Pts
Poor: 37%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 57%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 36C1) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1481 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
35.3% Below average
Lighting 148
Reflection 121
Parallax 132
37% 134 fps
MRender 83.2
Gravity 128
Splatting 86.7
32% 99.3 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 35.3%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 240GB-$120
119GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.Y
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 386 242 406 274 242 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
97.6% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 487
Mixed 322
SusWrite 270
88% 395 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 95.3
4K Mixed 40.2
149% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 68.1
128% 253 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 97.6%
Great: 111%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$33
106GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 47 48 48 49 50 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
30.1% Below average
Read 56.9
Write 58
Mixed 40.8
SusWrite 47.3
38% 50.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
148% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 30.1%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1866C10D3/4G KHX1866C10D3/4G Transcend JM1333KLN-2G 10GB
1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 2048 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
51.1% Above average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 18.5
MC Mixed 15.5
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 16.5
48% 16.7 GB/s
Latency 67.8
59% 67.8 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 51.1%
Great: 51%
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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 663 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

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

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