MSI MS-16Q2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics8.59% 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 Drive81.1% 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.
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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMicro-Star GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF
MotherboardMSI MS-16Q2  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180403
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 06:03
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 i7-8750H
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
89.9% Excellent
SC Int 106
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 117
93% 117 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 436
QC Mixed 443
100% 439 Pts
MC Int 743
MC Float 852
MC Mixed 786
119% 794 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel UHD Graphics 630
MSI(1462 1227) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 23.20.16.4974
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
8.59% Terrible
Lighting 21.4
Reflection 251
Parallax 22.7
7% 98.3 fps
MRender 21.9
Gravity 19.2
Splatting 33.4
10% 24.8 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 8.59%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk SD9SN8W512G 512GB
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X6107000 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
81.1% Excellent
Read 509
Write 428
Mixed 443
103% 460 MB/s
4K Read 18.9
4K Write 37.4
4K Mixed 23.6
79% 26.6 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 71
95% 174 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 102%
JetFlash Transcend 64GB
39GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
25% Poor
Read 101
Write 26
Mixed 55.2
66% 60.6 MB/s
4K Read 5.05
4K Write 1.16
4K Mixed 0.67
81% 2.29 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 25%
Great: 37%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA81GS6AFR8N-UH 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 2667 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (81st percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
74.8% Very good
MC Read 29.8
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 20.9
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 28.5
SC Mixed 25.1
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 59.3
68% 59.3 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 77%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical MS-16Q2 Builds (Compare 469 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI MS-16Q2

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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $33Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $160SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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