MSI Z97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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. 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 89.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics74.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive114% 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)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit väriä, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit väriä
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 09 '17 at 10:23
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$168
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
1-Core 131
2-Core 261
92% 196 Pts
4-Core 515
8-Core 519
71% 517 Pts
64-Core 519
35% 519 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 89%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
MSI(1462 7923) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
3.31% Terrible
Lighting 13.1
Reflection 18.9
Parallax 24.4
3% 18.8 fps
MRender 23
Gravity 7.7
Splatting 20
3% 16.9 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.31%
Great: 3%
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Nvidia(10DE 13C0) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1692 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.33
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
74.8% Very good
Lighting 299
Reflection 266
Parallax 315
79% 293 fps
MRender 197
Gravity 273
Splatting 184
75% 218 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$78
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 405
Mixed 417
99% 447 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 97.2
4K Mixed 44.5
178% 62.4 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 96.7
136% 252 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 114%
Great: 116%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$70
973GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
80% Very good
Read 154
Write 126
Mixed 136
104% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 0.53
4K Mixed 0.22
59% 0.45 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 80%
Great: 109%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
842GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
87.9% Excellent
Read 187
Write 120
Mixed 141
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 0.63
4K Mixed 0.25
69% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-14900CL8-4GBXM Kingston KHX1866C10D3/4G 0420 F3-14900CL8-4GBXM Kingston KHX1866C10D3/4G 16GB
1867, 1333, 1867, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
73.2% Very good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 26.8
MC Mixed 22.7
72% 25.1 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 24.7
SC Mixed 24.3
66% 23.1 GB/s
Latency 53.1
75% 53.1 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 73.2%
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 682 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

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

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