MSI MS-16Q2

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 81.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics49.2% 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 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 8RE
MotherboardMSI MS-16Q2  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180702
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 05 '19 at 02:24
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-8750H
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
81.4% Excellent
1-Core 122
2-Core 239
85% 181 Pts
4-Core 448
8-Core 685
73% 566 Pts
64-Core 719
48% 719 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060 (Mobile)
MSI(1462 1227) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 26.21.14.3086
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
49.2% Average
Lighting 193
Reflection 190
Parallax 187
51% 190 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 176
Splatting 151
49% 156 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 53%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$70
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1209 301 302 302 302 301 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
200% Outstanding
Read 1366
Write 1,245
Mixed 848
SusWrite 453
218% 978 MB/s
4K Read 53.6
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 67.5
233% 81.8 MB/s
DQ Read 975
DQ Write 1,088
DQ Mixed 1,002
763% 1,022 MB/s
Poor: 152%
This bench: 200%
Great: 273%
WDC PC SN720 SDAPNTW-256G 256GB
214GB free
Firmware: 10123000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 664 436 434 435 439 437 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
180% Outstanding
Read 1,271
Write 970
Mixed 962
SusWrite 474
205% 919 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 54.7
185% 70.3 MB/s
DQ Read 857
DQ Write 1,050
DQ Mixed 796
644% 901 MB/s
Poor: 110%
This bench: 180%
Great: 198%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston MSI26D4S9S8ME-8 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
83.2% Excellent
MC Read 32.5
MC Write 32.1
MC Mixed 23
83% 29.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 35.2
SC Mixed 26.4
77% 27.1 GB/s
Latency 67
60% 67 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 83%
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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 2,394 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI MS-16Q2

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HDDRAMUSB
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