MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7922)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 81.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics42.4% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive102% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7922
MotherboardMSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7922)  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 08:28
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 i7-4790K-$334
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
81.2% Excellent
SC Int 112
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 110
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 417
QC Mixed 402
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 610
MC Float 646
MC Mixed 635
94% 630 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
42.4% Average
Lighting 141
Reflection 117
Parallax 131
42% 130 fps
MRender 79.8
Gravity 127
Splatting 87
42% 97.9 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 42.4%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$320
370GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 485
Write 402
Mixed 414
97% 434 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 47.1
4K Mixed 46.5
136% 42.5 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 134
150% 256 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 101%
Great: 118%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
43GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 409
Mixed 412
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 38.7
138% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 113
138% 244 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 102%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB-$118
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
66.8% Good
MC Read 24
MC Write 24.8
MC Mixed 20.9
66% 23.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 20.9
SC Mixed 21.4
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 58.8
68% 58.8 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 72%
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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 3,574 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,019
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