MSI Z97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics50.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive87.8% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7923
MotherboardMSI Z97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 03 '20 at 10:28
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790-$236
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
Memory 86.7
1-Core 115
2-Core 212
81% 138 Pts
4-Core 420
8-Core 588
65% 504 Pts
64-Core 590
40% 590 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing below potential (61st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
50.6% Above average
Lighting 62.1
Reflection 67.8
Parallax 59.4
50% 63.1 fps
MRender 71.4
Gravity 61.8
Splatting 54.2
51% 62.5 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 50.6%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Midasforce 120GB 120GB
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 217 236 238 228 228 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
87.8% Excellent
Read 444
Write 285
Mixed 287
SusWrite 213
68% 307 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 83.6
4K Mixed 36.4
146% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 284
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 204
176% 259 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 87.8%
Great: 88%
USB2.0 Flash Disk 8GB
2GB free, PID 6387
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.5 3.6 3.7 3.5 3.7 3.6 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
3.67% Terrible
Read 12.9
Write 2.2
Mixed 4.2
SusWrite 3.4
6% 5.67 MB/s
4K Read 4.5
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
17% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.67%
Great: 5%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (66th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
52.1% Above average
MC Read 18.4
MC Write 18.4
MC Mixed 15.7
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 17.7
50% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 70.7
57% 70.7 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 52.1%
Great: 62%

 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 345 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $515
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