MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7922)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
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 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 73.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics32.9% 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 Drive99.3% 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.
Very high background CPU (74%). 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)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141110
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 03:38
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 74%

 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
73.4% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 108
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 369
QC Float 368
QC Mixed 365
83% 367 Pts
MC Int 414
MC Float 418
MC Mixed 416
62% 416 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
32.9% Below average
Lighting 109
Reflection 83.7
Parallax 93.7
32% 95.3 fps
MRender 70.2
Gravity 93.5
Splatting 70.9
34% 78.2 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 32.9%
Great: 37%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$285
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM05B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Read 489
Write 460
Mixed 471
106% 473 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 94
4K Mixed 25.5
128% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 18.6
93% 212 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1600 CL9 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
62% Good
MC Read 21.6
MC Write 22.8
MC Mixed 20.1
61% 21.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 19.5
SC Mixed 18.2
51% 17.8 GB/s
Latency 59.5
67% 59.5 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 62%
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 4,780 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $922
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