MSI Z490-S01 (MS-7C98)

Performance Results

Gaming 176%
Desktop 100%
Workstation 191%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (13th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 87 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 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 intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 97.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics184% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive223% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MAG Z490 Codex X5 (MS-B930)
MotherboardMSI Z490-S01 (MS-7C98)  (all builds)
Memory26.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200811
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '21 at 11:49
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU 34%
Watch Gameplay: 3080 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i9-10900KF-$450
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
Memory 87.5
1-Core 152
2-Core 304
100% 181 Pts
4-Core 576
8-Core 1,085
103% 830 Pts
64-Core 1931
130% 1931 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3080-$700
MSI(1462 3896) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 4750 MHz, Ram: 10GB, Driver: 461.40
Performing below potential (10th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
184% Outstanding
Lighting 241
Reflection 290
Parallax 236
194% 256 fps
MRender 258
Gravity 204
Splatting 156
171% 206 fps
Poor: 131%
This bench: 184%
Great: 226%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 2TB
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1992 2076 2073 2106 2154 2069 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
223% Outstanding
Read 197
Write 2,108
Mixed 835
SusWrite 2,078
302% 1,305 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 93.1
4K Mixed 47
159% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,098
DQ Write 672
DQ Mixed 834
635% 868 MB/s
Poor: 145%
This bench: 223%
Great: 563%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378A2K43DB1-CVF 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
84.9% Excellent
MC Read 29.5
MC Write 34.8
MC Mixed 26
86% 30.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 37
SC Mixed 26
77% 26.8 GB/s
Latency 70.1
57% 70.1 ns
Poor: 85%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 95%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z490-S01 (MS-7C98) Builds (Compare 29 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 196%
Desktop 102%
Workstation 198%

Motherboard: MSI Z490-S01 (MS-7C98)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $1,008
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