MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7B17)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 102%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics46.7% 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 Drive134% 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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B17
MotherboardMSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7B17)  (all builds)
Memory9.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190808
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateSep 17 '20 at 07:34
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%
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 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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-$289
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Memory 96.3
1-Core 143
2-Core 288
100% 176 Pts
4-Core 575
8-Core 1,108
104% 842 Pts
64-Core 1,106
74% 1,106 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (160 fps cap detected)
46.7% Average
Lighting 160
Reflection 160
Parallax 160
42% 160 fps
MRender 160
Gravity 160
Splatting 160
47% 160 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 46.7%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$80
348GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF109C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 559 502 488 223 155 120 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
134% Outstanding
Read 868
Write 553
Mixed 646
SusWrite 341
134% 602 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 50.2
179% 69.1 MB/s
DQ Read 498
DQ Write 537
DQ Mixed 473
368% 503 MB/s
Poor: 98%
This bench: 134%
Great: 177%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$68
962GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 177 175 177 177 179 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 203
Write 138
Mixed 85.2
SusWrite 177
110% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 109%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
97.2% Outstanding
MC Read 38.6
MC Write 36.9
MC Mixed 28.6
99% 34.7 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 33.9
SC Mixed 29.4
80% 28 GB/s
Latency 52.9
76% 52.9 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 97.2%
Great: 110%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7B17) Builds (Compare 5,032 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 107%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7B17) - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,346
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