MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 100%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics24.5% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS  (all builds)
Memory9.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210130
Uptime2.5 Days
Run DateJul 22 '21 at 13:07
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU 11%
Watch Gameplay: 480 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-11400F-$260
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
100% Outstanding
Memory 93.9
1-Core 159
2-Core 310
105% 188 Pts
4-Core 574
8-Core 936
96% 755 Pts
64-Core 1,159
78% 1,159 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 100%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$234
CLim: 1310 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.4.1
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
24.5% Poor
Lighting 0.3
Reflection 61.2
Parallax 83.8
0% 48.4 fps
MRender 63.7
Gravity 65.8
Splatting 45.5
53% 58.3 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 24.5%
Great: 55%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$31
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 90 56 68 113 153 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
72% Very good
Read 156
Write 162
Mixed 90.2
SusWrite 95
93% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 72%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$80
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
84.1% Excellent
MC Read 39.5
MC Write 26.7
MC Mixed 22.3
84% 29.5 GB/s
SC Read 24.4
SC Write 26.6
SC Mixed 28.7
76% 26.6 GB/s
Latency 59.9
67% 59.9 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 103%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 37: 4R 4G 5B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
37% 41% 32 104 2 165 23.5" 1920 1080 AOC2402 24G2WG3-
Typical MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS (MS-7C75) Builds (Compare 12,349 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 150%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 151%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,156
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