MSI MS-16H5

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (19th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 81 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 relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 21.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics31.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
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.
Very high background CPU (41%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMicro-Star GS60 2QE
MotherboardMSI MS-16H5  (all builds)
Memory10.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141219
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 28 '19 at 10:15
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User SAU-User
Background CPU 41%

 PC Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4720HQ
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 1.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
21.5% Poor
1-Core 26.1
2-Core 68.6
21% 47.3 Pts
4-Core 132
8-Core 200
21% 166 Pts
64-Core 217
15% 217 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 21.5%
Great: 68%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970M
MSI(1462 1102) 3GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 26.21.14.3086
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
31.8% Below average
Lighting 101
Reflection 96.4
Parallax 108
26% 102 fps
MRender 90.1
Gravity 116
Splatting 80.9
32% 95.5 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 31.8%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba HG6 SATA M.2 128GB
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JUXA0102
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 352
Write 352
Mixed 331
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 11.2
4K Write 19.2
4K Mixed 14.7
46% 15 MB/s
DQ Read 165
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 243
180% 234 MB/s
Poor: 53% Great: 97%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
28GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 56 67 62 51 64 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
43.6% Average
Read 92.5
Write 65.7
Mixed 20.8
SusWrite 59.8
43% 59.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.1
33% 0.3 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 43.6%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston MSI16D3LS1MNG/8G 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
45.8% Average
MC Read 17.1
MC Write 20.6
MC Mixed 16.2
51% 18 GB/s
SC Read 6
SC Write 4.6
SC Mixed 7.8
18% 6.13 GB/s
Latency 121
33% 121 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 58%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MS-16H5 Builds (Compare 832 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
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Workstation
Workstation 34%
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Motherboard: MSI MS-16H5

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