MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 88.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics63.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive170% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory9.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200521
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateOct 18 '20 at 19:07
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User JOR-User
Background CPU3%
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 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-10400F-$179
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
88.1% Excellent
Memory 87.5
1-Core 124
2-Core 243
87% 152 Pts
4-Core 477
8-Core 793
80% 635 Pts
64-Core 992
67% 992 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 88.1%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$215
Asus(1043 86BD) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.55
Performing below potential (77th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
63.6% Good
Lighting 288
Reflection 221
Parallax 263
76% 257 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 235
Splatting 170
63% 185 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$55
161GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 322 237 219 219 219 220 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
170% Outstanding
Read 1,435
Write 901
Mixed 960
SusWrite 239
196% 884 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 66
228% 82.5 MB/s
DQ Read 679
DQ Write 557
DQ Mixed 576
443% 604 MB/s
Poor: 125%
This bench: 170%
Great: 197%
WD WD5000AACS-00ZUB0 500GB
279GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 83 85 85 84 85 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
47.3% Average
Read 80.6
Write 79.5
Mixed 57.1
SusWrite 83.8
56% 75.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
145% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 47.3%
Great: 49%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3733 C19 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - ensure that an XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
44.6% Average
MC Read 15.8
MC Write 15.6
MC Mixed 12.8
42% 14.7 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 16.5
SC Mixed 15.4
42% 14.8 GB/s
Latency 70
57% 70 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 44.6%
Great: 70%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z490-A PRO (MS-7C75) Builds (Compare 1,788 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 114%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $145

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,003
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