Asus PRIME Z490-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 107%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics82.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z490-A  (all builds)
Memory27.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200323
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateOct 18 '20 at 21:18
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%
Watch Gameplay: 1660-Ti + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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-$378
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Memory 95.2
1-Core 158
2-Core 317
106% 190 Pts
4-Core 633
8-Core 1,142
111% 888 Pts
64-Core 1,640
110% 1,640 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 107%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$255
CLim: 2325 MHz, MLim: 3750 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
Lighting 317
Reflection 255
Parallax 309
83% 294 fps
MRender 264
Gravity 285
Splatting 190
82% 246 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 79%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SABRENT 1TB
891GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RKT303.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1342 1134 1010 1006 1010 1011 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Flare X DDR4 3200 C14 4x8GB-$299
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 2400 MHz clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 38.3
MC Write 39.8
MC Mixed 29.3
102% 35.8 GB/s
SC Read 21.3
SC Write 44.7
SC Mixed 30
91% 32 GB/s
Latency 56.5
71% 56.5 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 101%
Great: 147%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical PRIME Z490-A Builds (Compare 1,427 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 115%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z490-A - $212

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,338
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $180Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $260Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $43
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $36Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $544SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback