MSI Z97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 71.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics72.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive110% 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.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7923
MotherboardMSI Z97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923)  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140422
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 11 '21 at 17:47
Run Duration190 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 27%
Watch Gameplay: 1070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (40th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4770S-$900
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
71.3% Very good
Memory 83.6
1-Core 94.3
2-Core 176
71% 118 Pts
4-Core 319
8-Core 531
54% 425 Pts
64-Core 514
34% 514 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 71.3%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.77
Performing below potential (14th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
72.7% Very good
Lighting 94.4
Reflection 107
Parallax 96.9
76% 99.4 fps
MRender 93.7
Gravity 83.2
Splatting 89.9
69% 88.9 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 500GB
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 448 379 240 221 174 150 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 487
Write 458
Mixed 375
SusWrite 269
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 97.3
4K Mixed 56.6
186% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 177
184% 301 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 110%
Great: 130%
OCZ Agility 3 120GB-$102
42GB free
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 100 97 97 101 96 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
53.7% Above average
Read 164
Write 119
Mixed 133
SusWrite 99
29% 129 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 83.6
4K Mixed 26.4
117% 45.3 MB/s
DQ Read 142
DQ Write 117
DQ Mixed 92.5
79% 117 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 61%
WD WD5000YS-18MPB1 500GB
156GB free
Firmware: 09.02E09
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 58 56 56 58 58 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
34.3% Below average
Read 61.9
Write 63.1
Mixed 47.9
SusWrite 57.3
42% 57.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 34.3%
Great: 40%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$105
101GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 91 89 92 92 92 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
59.5% Above average
Read 116
Write 108
Mixed 72
SusWrite 91.4
71% 96.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 110%
WD WD5000AAKS-00A7B2 1TB
349GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 96 93 94 95 97 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - drive id incomplete or inconclusive
Read 99
Write 90
Mixed 60.4
SusWrite 95
63% 86.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 37% Great: 104%
Generic Flash Disk 30GB
27GB free, PID 6387
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3 3.5 2.9 3.4 3.9 3.6 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
3.86% Terrible
Read 13.5
Write 1.2
Mixed 4.2
SusWrite 3.4
6% 5.57 MB/s
4K Read 4.9
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
18% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.86%
Great: 6%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1400 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (47th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
50.4% Above average
MC Read 17.7
MC Write 18.4
MC Mixed 15.6
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 18.9
SC Mixed 15.9
45% 15.7 GB/s
Latency 74.2
54% 74.2 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 74%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 43%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 34%
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GUARD-PRO (MS-7923)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $515
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