MSI MPG Z390I GAMING EDGE AC (MS-7C04)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 79.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics58.7% 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 Drive271% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C04
MotherboardMSI MPG Z390I GAMING EDGE AC (MS-7C04)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191226
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateOct 18 '20 at 22:00
Run Duration240 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%
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 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i3-8100-$115
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
79.4% Very good
Memory 85.4
1-Core 110
2-Core 220
80% 139 Pts
4-Core 424
8-Core 428
58% 426 Pts
64-Core 432
29% 432 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$217
EVGA(3842 1067) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (14th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
58.7% Above average
Lighting 267
Reflection 207
Parallax 221
70% 232 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 218
Splatting 157
58% 170 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 67%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$79
372GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 762 630 584 604 598 588 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
271% Outstanding
Read 2,237
Write 2,062
Mixed 1,327
SusWrite 628
349% 1,563 MB/s
4K Read 62.2
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 81.2
270% 92.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,488
DQ Write 1,185
DQ Mixed 1,308
987% 1,327 MB/s
Poor: 204%
This bench: 271%
Great: 321%
Team T253X2001T 1TB
747GB free
Firmware: S1024A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 415 403 401 405 403 414 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
Read 451
Write 366
Mixed 350
SusWrite 407
88% 394 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 84.7
4K Mixed 24
123% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 245
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 38.5
95% 197 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 103%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$79
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 145 153 156 151 150 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
72.5% Very good
Read 103
Write 102
Mixed 66.3
SusWrite 148
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.5
195% 2.1 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 92%
SABRENT 500GB
456GB free
Firmware: 0204
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 399 398 399 399 400 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 14% Great: 73%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair ValueSelect DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
73.8% Very good
MC Read 27
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 22.1
74% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 29.7
SC Mixed 22
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 71.6
56% 71.6 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 80%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 166%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 140%
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Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390I GAMING EDGE AC (MS-7C04)

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