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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 83.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics53.7% 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 Drive104% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). 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)
Memory8.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190808
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateNov 15 '19 at 21:00
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9400F-$153
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
83.2% Excellent
Memory 92.8
1-Core 118
2-Core 238
87% 150 Pts
4-Core 401
8-Core 556
62% 479 Pts
64-Core 625
42% 625 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing below potential (76th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
53.7% Above average
Lighting 66.8
Reflection 69.3
Parallax 62.1
55% 66.1 fps
MRender 71
Gravity 62.9
Splatting 55.5
41% 63.1 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 58%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 294 297 297 295 297 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 468
Write 449
Mixed 365
SusWrite 309
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 86
4K Mixed 48.7
162% 56.9 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 356
267% 356 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 104%
Great: 125%
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB-$76
64GB free
Firmware: X31200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 117 116 115 120 118 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
77.2% Very good
Read 413
Write 382
Mixed 175
SusWrite 130
61% 275 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 85.1
4K Mixed 31.4
132% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 311
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 204
175% 259 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 95%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$52
0GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 57.3
Write 45.2
Mixed 47
38% 49.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
90% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 26% Great: 60%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$99
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 190 190 191 190 189 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
98.4% Outstanding
Read 152
Write 149
Mixed 28.5
SusWrite 190
94% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 2.1
372% 2.73 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 98.4%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3200 C16 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
86.1% Excellent
MC Read 35.1
MC Write 33.4
MC Mixed 26.3
90% 31.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 25.6
SC Mixed 22.1
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 62.6
64% 62.6 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 110%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 122%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 115%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC (MS-7B17) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,078
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