MSI MS-16J5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 60.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics22.5% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 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.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMicro-Star PE60 6QE
MotherboardMSI MS-16J5  (all builds)
Memory9.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150904
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 22:51
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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 i7-6700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
60.9% Good
SC Int 79.4
SC Float 82
SC Mixed 82.5
65% 81.3 Pts
QC Int 279
QC Float 306
QC Mixed 300
67% 295 Pts
MC Int 455
MC Float 508
MC Mixed 494
73% 485 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960M
MSI(1462 115A) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 24.21.13.9882
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
22.5% Poor
Lighting 72
Reflection 45.2
Parallax 65
22% 60.7 fps
MRender 52.1
Gravity 67.4
Splatting 39.7
23% 53.1 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 22.5%
Great: 23%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
641GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JB0OA3J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 85 72 69 36 39 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
48.6% Average
Read 104
Write 100
Mixed 36
SusWrite 64.9
56% 76.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.3
94% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 48.6%
Great: 76%
WD My Passport 1TB
558GB free, PID 0748
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 91 91 91 92 91 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
34.4% Below average
Read 91
Write 96
Mixed 32
SusWrite 91.1
103% 77.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
26% 0.4 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 34.4%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471A1G43DB0-CPB 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (23rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
65.9% Good
MC Read 24.3
MC Write 26.1
MC Mixed 21.4
68% 23.9 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 21.8
SC Mixed 17.3
49% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 80.3
50% 80.3 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 75%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MS-16J5 Builds (Compare 3,499 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI MS-16J5

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