MSI KA790GX-M (MS-7551)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 33.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics12.8% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (43%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMICRO-STAR MS-7551
MotherboardMSI KA790GX-M (MS-7551)  (all builds)
Memory5.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.3 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20091030
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 09 '19 at 19:30
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 43%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD Athlon II X4 635
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
33.6% Below average
1-Core 53.6
2-Core 107
38% 80.2 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 211
29% 211 Pts
64-Core 212
14% 212 Pts
Poor: 23%
This bench: 33.6%
Great: 36%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 550 Ti-$250
Gigabyte(1458 3537) 1GB
CLim: 970 MHz, MLim: 1025 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
12.8% Very poor
Lighting 30.9
Reflection 35.8
Parallax 31.9
10% 32.9 fps
MRender 34
Gravity 36.8
Splatting 37.4
15% 36.1 fps
Poor: 9%
This bench: 12.8%
Great: 13%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$73
138GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 75 86 88 90 94 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
56.5% Above average
Read 115
Write 135
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 81.5
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
214% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 56.5%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR2
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
24.4% Poor
MC Read 8.5
MC Write 7.2
MC Mixed 8.7
23% 8.13 GB/s
SC Read 5.9
SC Write 6.2
SC Mixed 7.7
19% 6.6 GB/s
Latency 102
39% 102 ns
Poor: 14%
This bench: 24.4%
Great: 44%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical KA790GX-M (MS-7551) Builds (Compare 12 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

Motherboard: MSI KA790GX-M (MS-7551)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $110
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