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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 96.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics74.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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 (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B17
MotherboardMSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC (MS-7B17)  (all builds)
Memory8.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200611
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 21 '20 at 23:43
Run Duration180 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%
Watch Gameplay: 1650 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
96.1% Outstanding
Memory 88.4
1-Core 140
2-Core 280
95% 169 Pts
4-Core 556
8-Core 1,030
99% 793 Pts
64-Core 1,054
71% 1,054 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 96.1%
Great: 105%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1650-$155
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
45.6% Average
Lighting 61.5
Reflection 55.5
Parallax 49.3
50% 55.5 fps
MRender 44.5
Gravity 52.4
Splatting 0.13
41% 32.4 fps
Poor: 40%
This bench: 45.6%
Great: 46%
AMD RX Vega-56-$436
CLim: 1569 MHz, MLim: 800 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.11.2
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
74.6% Very good
Lighting 88.9
Reflection 82.3
Parallax 134
72% 102 fps
MRender 81.8
Gravity 98.8
Splatting 116
78% 98.7 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 95%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SSD 480GB
80GB free
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 50 51 51 52 51 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 44% Great: 101%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
806GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 32 31 30 35 22 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
33.8% Below average
Read 89.4
Write 65.3
Mixed 29.9
SusWrite 28.5
39% 53.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.2
36% 0.27 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 33.8%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3600 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
65.1% Good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 23.7
MC Mixed 19.9
66% 23 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 19.8
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 69.2
58% 69.2 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 65.1%
Great: 119%

 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 14,202 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 118%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,170
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