MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7922)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 68.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics11% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 (17%). 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)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 19:48
Run Duration99 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 i5-4440-$228
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
68.9% Good
SC Int 95
SC Float 91.8
SC Mixed 95.2
75% 94 Pts
QC Int 361
QC Float 356
QC Mixed 356
81% 358 Pts
MC Int 366
MC Float 356
MC Mixed 362
54% 361 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 70%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 250
MSI(1462 3011) 2GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 900 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
11% Very poor
Lighting 33.1
Reflection 30.9
Parallax 47.1
12% 37 fps
MRender 17.3
Gravity 31.9
Splatting 23.1
10% 24.1 fps
Poor: 9%
This bench: 11%
Great: 13%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$31
439GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
57.1% Above average
Read 107
Write 92.4
Mixed 87
72% 95.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.29
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.08
48% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G HP698650-154-MCN 99U5474-016.A00LF HP698650-154-MCN 16GB
1600, 1600, 1333, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
51.8% Above average
MC Read 18
MC Write 18.7
MC Mixed 16.5
51% 17.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 15.5
45% 15.8 GB/s
Latency 69.6
58% 69.6 ns
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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 4,567 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $759
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