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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
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 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics51.5% 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)
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 (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B17
MotherboardMSI MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7B17)  (all builds)
Memory9.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190808
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateFeb 23 '21 at 22:52
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 29%
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 i7-9700K-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
Memory 79
1-Core 136
2-Core 274
90% 163 Pts
4-Core 543
8-Core 904
92% 724 Pts
64-Core 952
64% 952 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 461.40
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (66 fps cap detected)
51.5% Above average
Lighting 61.2
Reflection 65.5
Parallax 66
50% 64.2 fps
MRender 66
Gravity 66.9
Splatting 65
54% 66 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
6GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 458
Write 428
Mixed 366
93% 417 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 88
4K Mixed 45.7
158% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 335
256% 346 MB/s
Poor: 74% Great: 124%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$80
665GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 150 159 158 157 158 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 151
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 154
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$73
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
65.6% Good
MC Read 24.2
MC Write 25.6
MC Mixed 21.8
68% 23.9 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 20.2
SC Mixed 17.7
49% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 82.4
49% 82.4 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 80%

 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 8,391 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 PRO CARBON AC (MS-7B17) - $223

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $1,416
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