MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7922)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 45.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics33.6% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
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 (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7922
MotherboardMSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7922)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 16 '19 at 22:07
Run Duration177 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$101
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
45.4% Average
1-Core 82.4
2-Core 160
57% 121 Pts
4-Core 211
8-Core 218
29% 214 Pts
64-Core 212
14% 212 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 45.4%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
33.6% Below average
Lighting 146
Reflection 115
Parallax 130
38% 130 fps
MRender 82.5
Gravity 124
Splatting 85.3
34% 97.1 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 33.6%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$28
1GB free
Firmware: Z22000RL
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 484
Write 207
Mixed 208
66% 300 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 14.3
118% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 176
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 80.3
90% 152 MB/s
Poor: 37% Great: 77%
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$70
2GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 760
Write 667
Mixed 644
154% 690 MB/s
4K Read 64.2
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 82.5
277% 95.3 MB/s
DQ Read 782
DQ Write 682
DQ Mixed 810
586% 758 MB/s
Poor: 152% Great: 273%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
114GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 135 129 126 130 146 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
81.8% Excellent
Read 154
Write 114
Mixed 83
SusWrite 132
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 113%
WD My Book 1235 2TB
433GB free, PID 1235
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 13 16 16 24 16 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 15% Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
72.1% Very good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 27.2
MC Mixed 23.9
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 15.5
SC Mixed 22.1
52% 18.2 GB/s
Latency 52.3
76% 52.3 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 73%
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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 7,465 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $929
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