MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7922)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics52.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive55.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7922
MotherboardMSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7922)  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150813
Uptime4.5 Days
Run DateJul 14 '19 at 00:03
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
78.9% Very good
Memory 92.1
1-Core 102
2-Core 195
78% 130 Pts
4-Core 385
8-Core 357
51% 371 Pts
64-Core 398
27% 398 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 418.91
Performing below potential (75th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
52.8% Above average
Lighting 197
Reflection 183
Parallax 199
52% 193 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 189
Splatting 0.3
53% 114 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$40
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z33130RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 58 101 58 70 70 MB/s
Performing below potential (46th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
55.6% Above average
Read 233
Write 52.3
Mixed 65.5
SusWrite 86.2
24% 109 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 19.9
107% 46.7 MB/s
DQ Read 177
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 0.2
60% 142 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 55.6%
Great: 87%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$80
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 199 199 199 201 201 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 202
Write 169
Mixed 86.7
SusWrite 200
120% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 115%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB-$53
239GB free
Firmware: SD1A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 86 86 85 87 86 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
49.9% Average
Read 87.5
Write 12.7
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 86
42% 57.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 49.9%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (34th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
55.9% Above average
MC Read 19
MC Write 20.9
MC Mixed 17.5
55% 19.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 18.9
SC Mixed 16.8
48% 17 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 55.9%
Great: 64%

 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 1,734 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $955
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