MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 99.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics72.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS  (all builds)
Memory10.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210420
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 26 '21 at 06:37
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU5%
Watch Gameplay: 1660S + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (48th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-10700K-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
99.2% Outstanding
Memory 90.1
1-Core 150
2-Core 290
99% 177 Pts
4-Core 580
8-Core 1,052
102% 816 Pts
64-Core 1,621
109% 1,621 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 99.2%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super)-$240
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 496.49
Performing below potential (75th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
72.2% Very good
Lighting 93.2
Reflection 89.8
Parallax 83.5
75% 88.8 fps
MRender 113
Gravity 79.9
Splatting 71.4
68% 88.1 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 75%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 85 102 125 109 99 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
72.7% Very good
Read 150
Write 151
Mixed 97.3
SusWrite 102
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
69.6% Good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 26
MC Mixed 19.6
69% 24.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 28.4
SC Mixed 22.4
64% 22.6 GB/s
Latency 67.1
60% 67.1 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 110%

 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 15,638 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 148%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 150%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,087
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