MSI MS-1485

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming 0%
Desktop 0%
Workstation 0%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 9.25%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is terrible.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMicro-Star CX41 1AC
MotherboardMSI MS-1485  (all builds)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120611
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 15:11
Run Duration69 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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 i5-3230M-$247
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 0.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
9.25% Terrible
SC Int 14.4
SC Float 40.8
SC Mixed 28.6
22% 27.9 Pts
QC Int 25.4
QC Float 28.9
QC Mixed 20.7
6% 25 Pts
MC Int 41.1
MC Float 33.8
MC Mixed 41.2
6% 38.7 Pts
Poor: 25%
This bench: 9.25%
Great: 47%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 750GB (2010)-$38
638GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
47.9% Average
Read 80.8
Write 85.9
Mixed 84.8
63% 83.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.46
4K Mixed 0.15
62% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 47.9%
Great: 54%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair SODIM DDR3 1333 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
14.2% Very poor
MC Read 6.2
MC Write 3
MC Mixed 2.4
11% 3.87 GB/s
SC Read 2.2
SC Write 5.2
SC Mixed 3.6
10% 3.67 GB/s
Latency 81
49% 81 ns
Poor: 14%
This bench: 14.2%
Great: 37%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MS-1485 Builds (Compare 20 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation 20%

Motherboard: MSI MS-1485

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $247
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