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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (16th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 84 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 average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 46.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics31.9% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive211% 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.
Very high background CPU (56%). 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)
Memory7.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200611
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateOct 16 '20 at 20:29
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 56%

 PC Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-8400-$172
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
46.2% Average
Memory 44.4
1-Core 102
2-Core 145
56% 97.2 Pts
4-Core 261
8-Core 360
40% 310 Pts
64-Core 494
33% 494 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 5500-XT-$200
MSI(1462 3822) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.9.1
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
31.9% Below average
Lighting 122
Reflection 118
Parallax 216
32% 152 fps
MRender 101
Gravity 111
Splatting 105
32% 106 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 31.9%
Great: 60%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$89
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 813 845 861 856 810 824 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
211% Outstanding
Read 1,513
Write 1,625
Mixed 1,387
SusWrite 835
301% 1,340 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 65
212% 73.1 MB/s
DQ Read 978
DQ Write 508
DQ Mixed 607
487% 698 MB/s
Poor: 217%
This bench: 211%
Great: 336%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
548GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 151 154 151 152 152 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
89% Excellent
Read 157
Write 149
Mixed 85.1
SusWrite 152
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
229% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 89%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3600 C18 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
46% Average
MC Read 20.1
MC Write 16.2
MC Mixed 17.7
51% 18 GB/s
SC Read 5
SC Write 12.2
SC Mixed 6.9
23% 8.03 GB/s
Latency 183
22% 183 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 46%
Great: 110%

 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 9,203 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 108%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC (MS-7B17) - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,132
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