MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC (MS-7B17)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics6.8% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive24.3% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
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 (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
14 months ago, 14 months ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B17
MotherboardMSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC (MS-7B17)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190326
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 17 '19 at 23:12
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-9700K-$325
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
88.4% Excellent
Memory 93.4
1-Core 111
2-Core 224
84% 143 Pts
4-Core 449
8-Core 810
79% 629 Pts
64-Core 854
57% 854 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel UHD Graphics 630
MSI(1462 7B17) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 25.20.100.6471
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
6.8% Terrible
Lighting 20.6
Reflection 32
Parallax 28.6
5% 27.1 fps
MRender 27.1
Gravity 22.3
Splatting 39
7% 29.5 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 6.8%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 120GB-$25
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1D1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 18 40 37 27 62 MB/s
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
24.3% Poor
Read 232
Write 83
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 42.8
24% 109 MB/s
4K Read 11.2
4K Write 18.3
4K Mixed 9.3
39% 12.9 MB/s
DQ Read 14.9
DQ Write 16
DQ Mixed 14.5
11% 15.1 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 24.3%
Great: 81%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
273GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 102 103 106 104 104 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
74.8% Very good
Read 156
Write 142
Mixed 76.8
SusWrite 104
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
221% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$85
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
84.2% Excellent
MC Read 33.7
MC Write 31.7
MC Mixed 24.1
85% 29.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 31.9
SC Mixed 26.4
72% 25.4 GB/s
Latency 61.2
65% 61.2 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 95%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC (MS-7B17) Builds (Compare 6,654 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
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Desktop
Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 107%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC (MS-7B17) - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,194
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