MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7922)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
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 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 69.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics40.9% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive110% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (24%). 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)
Memory3.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150813
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 11:16
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 i5-4590-$221
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
69.6% Good
SC Int 91.1
SC Float 94.3
SC Mixed 91.6
74% 92.3 Pts
QC Int 370
QC Float 355
QC Mixed 364
82% 363 Pts
MC Int 396
MC Float 395
MC Mixed 412
60% 401 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 36C2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1481 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
40.9% Average
Lighting 139
Reflection 113
Parallax 124
41% 126 fps
MRender 80.2
Gravity 120
Splatting 81.4
41% 93.8 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$77
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 410
Mixed 418
99% 447 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 84.1
4K Mixed 44.3
168% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 114
134% 232 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 110%
Great: 124%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
503GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
85.8% Excellent
Read 160
Write 139
Mixed 137
109% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.35
4K Mixed 0.21
65% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$43
383GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 163
Mixed 145
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.69
4K Mixed 0.22
76% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 100%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x4GB-$35
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
59.3% Above average
MC Read 20.6
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 18.9
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 18.1
SC Mixed 17.1
48% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 61.7
65% 61.7 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 67%
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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 4,332 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: 83% - Excellent Total price: $828
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HDDRAMUSB
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