MSI MS-16Q2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Boot Drive75% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF
MotherboardMSI MS-16Q2  (all builds)
Memory9.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180702
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateMay 15 '19 at 01:58
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-8750H
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
78.1% Very good
Memory 80.8
1-Core 119
2-Core 231
82% 144 Pts
4-Core 407
8-Core 580
64% 493 Pts
64-Core 678
46% 678 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 91%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston RBUSNS8180S3512GJ 512GB
326GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61D1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 351 112 96 103 96 99 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
75% Very good
Read 450
Write 396
Mixed 333
SusWrite 143
74% 331 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 58
4K Mixed 32
117% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 203
173% 254 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 75%
Great: 81%
WD Black SN750 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2019)-$135
922GB free
Firmware: 102000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1634 1504 1503 1511 1484 1514 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
257% Outstanding
Read 1,475
Write 1,944
Mixed 1,463
SusWrite 1,525
362% 1,602 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 54.6
184% 67.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,240
DQ Write 917
DQ Mixed 1,044
790% 1,067 MB/s
Poor: 213%
This bench: 257%
Great: 336%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston MSI26D4S9S8ME-8 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
55.5% Above average
MC Read 22.9
MC Write 18.1
MC Mixed 17.3
56% 19.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.6
SC Write 17.4
SC Mixed 18.1
48% 16.7 GB/s
Latency 79
51% 79 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 55.5%
Great: 82%
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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 2,764 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI MS-16Q2

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9400F $156Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $510Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $56
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $47Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $67SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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