MSI MS-16Q2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 36.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics81.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive200% 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 GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF
MotherboardMSI MS-16Q2  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180403
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 10 '18 at 10:42
Run Duration300 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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 i7-8750H
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
36.2% Below average
SC Int 45.2
SC Float 47.4
SC Mixed 46.8
37% 46.5 Pts
QC Int 162
QC Float 190
QC Mixed 176
40% 176 Pts
MC Int 316
MC Float 378
MC Mixed 343
52% 346 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 36.2%
Great: 98%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel UHD Graphics 630
MSI(1462 1227) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 23.20.16.4974
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
8.9% Terrible
Lighting 22.2
Reflection 242
Parallax 23.7
7% 96.1 fps
MRender 22.4
Gravity 20.2
Splatting 34.3
10% 25.6 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 8.9%
Great: 9%
Nvidia GTX 1070 (Mobile Max-Q)
MSI(1462 1227) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.31
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
Lighting 231
Reflection 255
Parallax 265
75% 250 fps
MRender 180
Gravity 232
Splatting 197
86% 203 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$350
775GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
189% Outstanding
Read 923
Write 1,926
Mixed 1,211
306% 1,353 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 39.1
4K Mixed 25.8
102% 32.3 MB/s
DQ Read 101
DQ Write 69
DQ Mixed 37.1
41% 69.1 MB/s
Poor: 208%
This bench: 189%
Great: 353%
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$248
431GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
200% Outstanding
Read 1,494
Write 1,707
Mixed 1,458
348% 1,553 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 60
4K Mixed 23.2
108% 38 MB/s
DQ Read 80.6
DQ Write 86.3
DQ Mixed 20.5
33% 62.5 MB/s
Poor: 173%
This bench: 200%
Great: 346%
SanDisk Ultra 124GB
77GB free, PID 5581
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
14.7% Very poor
Read 34.1
Write 16
Mixed 4.16
18% 18.1 MB/s
4K Read 3.36
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.54
91% 1.89 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 14.7%
Great: 48%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471A1K43CB1-CRC 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 2667 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
53.6% Above average
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 18.2
MC Mixed 20.8
58% 20.3 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 12.1
34% 11.8 GB/s
Latency 132
30% 132 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 78%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MS-16Q2 Builds (Compare 331 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI MS-16Q2

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