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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 125%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics102% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive276% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B17
MotherboardMSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC (MS-7B17)  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181113
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateAug 17 '19 at 10:03
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 Extreme
Intel Core i7-8700K-$355
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
90.3% Outstanding
1-Core 132
2-Core 264
93% 198 Pts
4-Core 507
8-Core 766
82% 637 Pts
64-Core 956
64% 956 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 90.3%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$400
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 371
Reflection 304
Parallax 373
97% 349 fps
MRender 334
Gravity 353
Splatting 216
103% 301 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 102%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 EVO M.2 1TB
428GB free
Firmware: RVT22B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 462 461 452 446 453 456 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 458
Write 451
Mixed 426
SusWrite 455
101% 448 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 91.5
4K Mixed 49.1
164% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 356
268% 359 MB/s
Poor: 88%
This bench: 113%
Great: 133%
HP EX920 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$76
370GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN139B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1432 1439 1404 477 411 414 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
276% Outstanding
Read 2,208
Write 1,383
Mixed 1,179
SusWrite 930
317% 1,425 MB/s
4K Read 51.9
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 75.9
246% 87 MB/s
DQ Read 1,308
DQ Write 1,102
DQ Mixed 1,083
845% 1,165 MB/s
Poor: 174%
This bench: 276%
Great: 313%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
63.6% Good
MC Read 24.6
MC Write 24.1
MC Mixed 19.1
65% 22.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 20
SC Mixed 17.7
50% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 67.7
59% 67.7 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 106%
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 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 9,670 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 136%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 113%
UFO

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,407
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