MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7922)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 46%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 98.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics35.2% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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)
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.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7922
MotherboardMSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7922)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150529
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 23:56
Run Duration93 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
98.3% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 131
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 524
QC Float 525
QC Mixed 517
118% 522 Pts
MC Int 529
MC Float 538
MC Mixed 524
80% 530 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 98.3%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1669 MHz, MLim: 1852 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
35.2% Below average
Lighting 53.2
Reflection 73.5
Parallax 42.3
15% 56.3 fps
MRender 119
Gravity 119
Splatting 119
50% 119 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 35.2%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$72
538GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
78.6% Very good
Read 141
Write 133
Mixed 137
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.34
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.28
135% 1.41 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
64.3% Good
MC Read 22.5
MC Write 23.2
MC Mixed 19.9
62% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 21
59% 20.8 GB/s
Latency 58.5
68% 58.5 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 62%
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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 3,802 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 59%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $915
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