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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 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 82.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics46.3% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive229% 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.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B17
MotherboardMSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC (MS-7B17)  (all builds)
Memory8.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180928
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateJul 12 '19 at 11:34
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9600K-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
82.4% Excellent
Memory 75.2
1-Core 127
2-Core 253
85% 152 Pts
4-Core 486
8-Core 673
75% 579 Pts
64-Core 641
43% 641 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$267
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
46.3% Average
Lighting 179
Reflection 159
Parallax 169
47% 169 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 167
Splatting 133
47% 143 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 46.3%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$90
364GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 657 590 576 583 578 577 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
229% Outstanding
Read 2,145
Write 1,779
Mixed 1,392
SusWrite 593
329% 1,478 MB/s
4K Read 53.4
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 71.6
231% 78.2 MB/s
DQ Read 802
DQ Write 741
DQ Mixed 783
584% 776 MB/s
Poor: 206%
This bench: 229%
Great: 325%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$80
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 176 178 179 177 181 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 140
Mixed 85
SusWrite 178
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 106%
Great: 115%
Seagate FA GoFlex Desk 3TB
2TB free, PID 50a0
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 50 52 54 54 53 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
29.6% Poor
Read 116
Write 61.2
Mixed 56.3
SusWrite 52.4
87% 71.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
30% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 29.6%
Great: 65%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB-$83
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
64.6% Good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 25.5
MC Mixed 20.4
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 11.1
SC Write 16.8
SC Mixed 15
41% 14.3 GB/s
Latency 89.9
44% 89.9 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 64.6%
Great: 102%

 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 6,450 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
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: $1,193
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