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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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 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 93.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics51.7% 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 Drive197% 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. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B17
MotherboardMSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC (MS-7B17)  (all builds)
Memory8.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200102
Uptime7.3 Days
Run DateSep 29 '20 at 02:06
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%
Watch Gameplay: 1060-6GB + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (25th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i9-9900K-$395
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
Memory 88.7
1-Core 138
2-Core 278
95% 168 Pts
4-Core 524
8-Core 829
86% 676 Pts
64-Core 1,292
87% 1,292 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.38
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
51.7% Above average
Lighting 198
Reflection 177
Parallax 188
52% 188 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 189
Splatting 151
52% 158 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black SN750 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2019)-$63
260GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 00WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 773 717 730 722 729 726 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
197% Outstanding
Read 1,456
Write 1,612
Mixed 1,530
SusWrite 733
300% 1,333 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 53.6
180% 65.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,011
DQ Write 718
DQ Mixed 850
639% 859 MB/s
Poor: 186%
This bench: 197%
Great: 289%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
571GB free
Firmware: CC27
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 185 188 188 188 188 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 101
Mixed 77.7
SusWrite 186
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 100%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$59
88GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 70 70 71 71 70 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
49.8% Average
Read 104
Write 105
Mixed 62
SusWrite 69.8
63% 85.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
176% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G4D30BET4K.C8FD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
67.4% Good
MC Read 26
MC Write 26.8
MC Mixed 20.7
70% 24.5 GB/s
SC Read 11.4
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 18
47% 16.4 GB/s
Latency 68.8
58% 68.8 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 67.4%
Great: 107%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 107%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC (MS-7B17) - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $1,144
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