MSI MS-16Q2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 91.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics8.61% 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 Drive235% 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.
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.
SystemMicro-Star GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF
MotherboardMSI MS-16Q2  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180702
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 15 '18 at 01:58
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 above expectations (65th percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
SC Int 121
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 124
100% 124 Pts
QC Int 452
QC Float 472
QC Mixed 446
103% 456 Pts
MC Int 707
MC Float 819
MC Mixed 778
115% 768 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 91.5%
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)
8.61% Terrible
Lighting 22.7
Reflection 248
Parallax 24.3
7% 98.3 fps
MRender 21.1
Gravity 19.4
Splatting 31.4
10% 24 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 8.61%
Great: 9%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2018)-$259
864GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 101110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1432 1404 1354 1348 1359 1278 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
235% Outstanding
Read 1,364
Write 1680
Mixed 1,377
SusWrite 1,362
327% 1,446 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 56.7
190% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 920
DQ Write 802
DQ Mixed 863
646% 862 MB/s
Poor: 194%
This bench: 235%
Great: 339%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471A1K43CB1-CTD 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
82.7% Excellent
MC Read 31.5
MC Write 32.2
MC Mixed 23.1
83% 28.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 34.8
SC Mixed 24.1
74% 25.9 GB/s
Latency 58.2
69% 58.2 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 83%
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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 789 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI MS-16Q2

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