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

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics47.6% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B17
MotherboardMSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC (MS-7B17)  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190326
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 14 '19 at 13:57
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (40th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-9600K-$245
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
87.3% Excellent
SC Int 130
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 134
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 356
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 420
91% 402 Pts
MC Int 549
MC Float 616
MC Mixed 538
85% 568 Pts
Poor: 91%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 119%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.39
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
47.6% Average
Lighting 101
Reflection 169
Parallax 56.6
26% 109 fps
MRender 254
Gravity 0.5
Splatting 266
64% 173 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 47.6%
Great: 138%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$97
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,068
Write 1,401
Mixed 455
286% 1,308 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 56.4
228% 88.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,309
DQ Write 1,236
DQ Mixed 670
668% 1,072 MB/s
Poor: 143% Great: 237%
Seagate BUP BK 4TB
3TB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 128 127 132 130 130 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
64.5% Good
Read 96.5
Write 127
Mixed 59.7
SusWrite 128
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 0.6
167% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 68%
Hitachi HUS726020ALE614 2TB
456GB free
Firmware: APGNW7J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 112 111 110 111 109 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
82.7% Excellent
Read 177
Write 184
Mixed 76.3
SusWrite 111
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.7
173% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$80
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 38
MC Write 38.9
MC Mixed 33.3
105% 36.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 38.2
SC Mixed 25
78% 27.3 GB/s
Latency 57.6
70% 57.6 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 101%
Great: 105%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC (MS-7B17) Builds (Compare 3,477 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 128%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 139%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 100%
UFO

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 134% - Outstanding Total price: $1,348
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