MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7922)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics70% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7922
MotherboardMSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7922)  (all builds)
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 23:43
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 i5-4590S-$212
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
72.6% Very good
SC Int 97.7
SC Float 99.7
SC Mixed 96.2
78% 97.9 Pts
QC Int 389
QC Float 396
QC Mixed 383
88% 390 Pts
MC Int 388
MC Float 394
MC Mixed 383
58% 388 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 75%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
XFX(1682 9395) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 16.9.2
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
70% Very good
Lighting 213
Reflection 166
Parallax 272
73% 217 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 171
Splatting 188
68% 164 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 70%
Great: 69%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$56
419GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
94.1% Outstanding
Read 167
Write 161
Mixed 103
107% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.17
82% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 94.1%
Great: 108%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$71
199GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
68.5% Good
Read 77.6
Write 160
Mixed 102
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 5.42
4K Mixed 0.5
178% 2.15 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x4GB-$63
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
65.9% Good
MC Read 24.7
MC Write 24.2
MC Mixed 20.2
66% 23 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 17.9
SC Mixed 19.4
52% 18.1 GB/s
Latency 55.4
72% 55.4 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 67%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7922) Builds (Compare 3,783 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7922) - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,031
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