MSI H97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 61.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics33% 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)
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.
Very high background CPU (66%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7923
MotherboardMSI H97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923)  (all builds)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140422
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 14 '20 at 02:25
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 66%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4590-$344
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
61.4% Good
Memory 71.2
1-Core 81.6
2-Core 194
66% 116 Pts
4-Core 296
8-Core 311
41% 304 Pts
64-Core 314
21% 314 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$145
CLim: 990 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.3.1
Performing below potential (10th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
33% Below average
Lighting 112
Reflection 127
Parallax 166
29% 135 fps
MRender 105
Gravity 116
Splatting 83.3
33% 102 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 33%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LX 128GB-$144
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N0307A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 29 31 33 31 35 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 54% Great: 84%
Kingston A400 240GB-$28
186GB free
Firmware: SBFKB1E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 138 138 144 188 150 MB/s
Performing below potential (34th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
53.8% Above average
Read 210
Write 94
Mixed 74.5
SusWrite 160
30% 135 MB/s
4K Read 10.5
4K Write 53.4
4K Mixed 28.1
80% 30.7 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 153
135% 200 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 102%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB-$80
580GB free
Firmware: CC1H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 113 114 115 115 101 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
65.7% Good
Read 118
Write 109
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 111
73% 99.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
166% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
55.2% Above average
MC Read 19.5
MC Write 21.4
MC Mixed 18.2
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 17
SC Mixed 17
46% 16.3 GB/s
Latency 98.7
40% 98.7 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 72%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical H97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923) Builds (Compare 64 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI H97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $570
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