MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7922)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics34.9% 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)
Boot Drive137% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory20GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 20GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7922
MotherboardMSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7922)  (all builds)
Memory15.9 GB free of 20 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 02 '20 at 00:01
Run Duration173 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (40th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4590-$159
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
72.4% Very good
Memory 79.9
1-Core 98.9
2-Core 196
73% 125 Pts
4-Core 376
8-Core 378
52% 377 Pts
64-Core 342
23% 342 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 446.14
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
34.9% Below average
Lighting 149
Reflection 122
Parallax 134
39% 135 fps
MRender 82.8
Gravity 129
Splatting 87
35% 99.7 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 34.9%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 238 423 320 322 321 320 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
137% Outstanding
Read 656
Write 541
Mixed 399
SusWrite 324
107% 480 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 51.8
195% 68.4 MB/s
DQ Read 780
DQ Write 642
DQ Mixed 639
498% 687 MB/s
Poor: 139%
This bench: 137%
Great: 235%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$66
40GB free
Firmware: 521ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 66 85 85 84 84 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
50.2% Above average
Read 140
Write 109
Mixed 116
SusWrite 80.4
25% 111 MB/s
4K Read 20.5
4K Write 89.1
4K Mixed 27.6
114% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 123
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 93.4
76% 107 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 50.2%
Great: 71%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
904GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 179
Write 154
Mixed 106
109% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
232% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 54% Great: 108%
WD WD10EADX-00TDHB0 1TB
151GB free
Firmware: 77.04D77
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 91.7
Write 86.2
Mixed 58.5
59% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 22% Great: 58%
WD Blue 250GB (2010)-$27
136GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 74 77 78 79 80 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
45.8% Average
Read 87.5
Write 63.7
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 72.1
52% 69.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.2
50% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378B5773DH0-CH9 0215 CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 M378B5773DH0-CH9 0215 CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 20GB
1333, 1600, 1333, 1600 MHz
2048, 8192, 2048, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
48.6% Average
MC Read 17.6
MC Write 18.3
MC Mixed 14.5
48% 16.8 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 17.2
SC Mixed 14.8
42% 14.9 GB/s
Latency 80.8
50% 80.8 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 48.6%
Great: 53%
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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 9,312 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

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