MSI H97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics68.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive78.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Very high background CPU (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7923
MotherboardMSI H97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140422
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 20:51
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 33%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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 i5-4690K-$232
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
72.7% Very good
SC Int 107
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 110
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 347
QC Float 340
QC Mixed 363
79% 350 Pts
MC Int 402
MC Float 413
MC Mixed 354
58% 390 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$200
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
68.3% Good
Lighting 220
Reflection 185
Parallax 206
66% 204 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 198
Splatting 128
70% 160 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$199
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
78.5% Very good
Read 498
Write 340
Mixed 329
86% 389 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 54.7
4K Mixed 19
110% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 39
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 17.3
45% 89.7 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 117%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
115GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
71.3% Very good
Read 132
Write 117
Mixed 106
89% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.08
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.24
57% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 71.3%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
32.1% Below average
MC Read 10.2
MC Write 11
MC Mixed 9.3
29% 10.2 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 10.6
SC Mixed 10.3
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 69.2
58% 69.2 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 32.1%
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 H97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923) Builds (Compare 129 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $506
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