MSI MEG Z490 UNIFY

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 107%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics57% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive292% 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.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C71
MotherboardMSI MEG Z490 UNIFY  (all builds)
Memory59.2 GB free of 64 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210223
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 21 '21 at 12:36
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%
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 PC Performing below expectations (30th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i9-11900K-$456
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Memory 82.4
1-Core 190
2-Core 383
117% 219 Pts
4-Core 702
8-Core 1,237
122% 970 Pts
64-Core 1,765
118% 1,765 Pts
Poor: 99%
This bench: 107%
Great: 119%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (67th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
57% Above average
Lighting 71.2
Reflection 73.6
Parallax 66.3
58% 70.4 fps
MRender 63.9
Gravity 70.9
Splatting 66.5
56% 67.1 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 57%
Great: 61%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB-$430
570GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1193 1123 1077 991 981 975 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
292% Outstanding
Read 1,023
Write 979
Mixed 1,012
SusWrite 1,056
230% 1,018 MB/s
4K Read 81.2
4K Write 212
4K Mixed 116
384% 137 MB/s
DQ Read 1,651
DQ Write 1,346
DQ Mixed 1,246
1,002% 1,414 MB/s
Poor: 289%
This bench: 292%
Great: 507%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4-3600C18-32GVK 2x31.5GB
2 of 4 slots used
63GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
73.7% Very good
MC Read 33.4
MC Write 23.8
MC Mixed 19.5
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 26.1
SC Write 24.6
SC Mixed 25.8
73% 25.5 GB/s
Latency 76.1
52% 76.1 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 139%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MEG Z490 UNIFY (MS-7C71) Builds (Compare 3,231 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 198%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 200%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MEG Z490 UNIFY - $290

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,444
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