MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7922)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 80.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics127% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive103% 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 (20%). 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)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 17:22
Run Duration92 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 as expected (51st percentile)
80.4% Excellent
SC Int 111
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 111
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 424
QC Float 434
QC Mixed 424
97% 427 Pts
MC Int 427
MC Float 405
MC Mixed 357
60% 397 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$456
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Lighting 411
Reflection 381
Parallax 404
126% 399 fps
MRender 236
Gravity 391
Splatting 248
127% 292 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 127%
Great: 140%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 382
Mixed 412
96% 431 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 79.7
4K Mixed 45.5
151% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 119
130% 221 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 103%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
58% Above average
MC Read 20.5
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 18.8
59% 20.5 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 16.5
SC Mixed 15.3
42% 14.8 GB/s
Latency 64.1
62% 64.1 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 58%
Great: 63%
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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 4,806 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: $944
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