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

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 97.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics8.97% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive116% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B17
MotherboardMSI MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC (MS-7B17)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200611
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 06 '21 at 03:07
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-9700F-$252
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
Memory 91.3
1-Core 127
2-Core 272
92% 163 Pts
4-Core 555
8-Core 1097
102% 826 Pts
64-Core 1,098
74% 1,098 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 650-$112
Gigabyte(1458 3555) 2GB
CLim: 1110 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
8.97% Terrible
Lighting 9.6
Reflection 12.9
Parallax 12.6
8% 11.7 fps
MRender 14.3
Gravity 12.6
Splatting 11.3
10% 12.7 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 8.97%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZNLN256HMHQ-000H1 256GB
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAV21H3Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 384 312 318 318 318 319 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 439
Mixed 371
SusWrite 328
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 56.9
191% 67 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 354
266% 356 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 116%
Great: 116%
Samsung 860 QVO 1TB-$110
673GB free
Firmware: RVQ02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 480 484 487 487 488 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 484
Mixed 380
SusWrite 480
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 47.7
166% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 352
264% 353 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 117%
Great: 123%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$74
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
71.4% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 26.2
MC Mixed 21.1
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 21.9
65% 22.7 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 109%

 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 20,464 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 116%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 110%
UFO

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,136
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