MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 111%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 111%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics75.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive286% 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 (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210420
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 11 '21 at 17:36
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU 16%
Watch Gameplay: 1660S + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (84th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-11600K-$259
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
111% Outstanding
Memory 87.6
1-Core 180
2-Core 357
114% 208 Pts
4-Core 720
8-Core 1,161
120% 940 Pts
64-Core 1,345
90% 1,345 Pts
Poor: 94%
This bench: 111%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super)-$240
Nvidia(10DE 13D3) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2250 MHz, MLim: 3535 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
75.5% Very good
Lighting 98.8
Reflection 96
Parallax 87.4
80% 94.1 fps
MRender 107
Gravity 83.8
Splatting 76.7
70% 89.2 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 76%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$99
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1355 304 304 306 305 304 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
286% Outstanding
Read 2,356
Write 1,325
Mixed 1,004
SusWrite 480
285% 1,291 MB/s
4K Read 61.8
4K Write 244
4K Mixed 97.4
348% 134 MB/s
DQ Read 976
DQ Write 1,500
DQ Mixed 1,013
830% 1,163 MB/s
Poor: 147%
This bench: 286%
Great: 275%
Crucial MX500 1TB-$96
651GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 472 457 448 441 444 442 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 468
Write 433
Mixed 384
SusWrite 450
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 33.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 49
173% 65.4 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 289
235% 333 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 116%
Great: 125%
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$45
161GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 380 127 95 86 90 87 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
83.3% Excellent
Read 457
Write 423
Mixed 321
SusWrite 144
75% 336 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 99.2
4K Mixed 36.6
140% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 185
169% 260 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 87%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 89 89 90 91 90 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
64.7% Good
Read 136
Write 119
Mixed 91.2
SusWrite 88.8
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
184% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3001 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
107% Outstanding
MC Read 41.8
MC Write 38.2
MC Mixed 34.5
109% 38.2 GB/s
SC Read 28.1
SC Write 41.9
SC Mixed 33
98% 34.3 GB/s
Latency 69.9
57% 69.9 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 107%
Great: 103%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS (MS-7C75) Builds (Compare 11,203 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 149%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 150%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,164
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-11400F $220Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $45
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Intel Core i7-10700K $300Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $94SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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