MSI MS-16Q2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive253% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory27.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181205
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '19 at 12:57
Run Duration190 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-8750H
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
78.5% Very good
1-Core 120
2-Core 238
84% 179 Pts
4-Core 424
8-Core 613
67% 518 Pts
64-Core 779
52% 779 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$165
584GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1336 1103 1114 1107 1055 1085 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
253% Outstanding
Read 1,470
Write 2,098
Mixed 1405
SusWrite 1,133
345% 1,526 MB/s
4K Read 55.5
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 75
244% 83.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,170
DQ Write 1,036
DQ Mixed 996
776% 1,067 MB/s
Poor: 220%
This bench: 253%
Great: 358%
Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
215GB free
Firmware: CXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 321 319 319 317 316 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
198% Outstanding
Read 1,269
Write 1,340
Mixed 898
SusWrite 340
215% 962 MB/s
4K Read 53.8
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 69.3
228% 77.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,323
DQ Write 1,165
DQ Mixed 1,097
863% 1,195 MB/s
Poor: 123%
This bench: 198%
Great: 242%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16ATF2G64HZ-2G3B1 Samsung M471A2K43CB1-CRC 32GB
2667, 2667 MHz
16384, 16384 MB
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
MC Read 30.2
MC Write 31
MC Mixed 24.7
82% 28.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 33.2
SC Mixed 23.8
71% 25 GB/s
Latency 69.2
58% 69.2 ns
Poor: 76%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 81%
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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 2,332 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI MS-16Q2

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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $210Nvidia GTX 1660 $210Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $340Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $260Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $49
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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