MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (13th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 87 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 average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 47.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics84% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive222% 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.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory10.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200722
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateNov 25 '20 at 17:10
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 35%
Watch Gameplay: 2060 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing way below expectations (13th 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-$161
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
47.3% Average
Memory 77.1
1-Core 70.3
2-Core 77.6
51% 75 Pts
4-Core 104
8-Core 109
14% 107 Pts
64-Core 110
7% 110 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 47.3%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$338
Gigabyte(1458 3FC1) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 457.30
Performing below potential (18th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
84% Excellent
Lighting 108
Reflection 116
Parallax 102
87% 109 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 95
Splatting 89.1
80% 103 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 84%
Great: 96%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$85
338GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 426 1092 1077 783 796 793 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
222% Outstanding
Read 1,852
Write 1,783
Mixed 1,462
SusWrite 828
332% 1,481 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 93.8
4K Mixed 56.7
193% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 974
DQ Write 728
DQ Mixed 868
644% 857 MB/s
Poor: 191%
This bench: 222%
Great: 333%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$57
258GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 328 370 405 399 405 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
98.2% Outstanding
Read 426
Write 419
Mixed 387
SusWrite 342
89% 394 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 75.7
4K Mixed 43.6
141% 49.8 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 355
268% 358 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 98.2%
Great: 131%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$95
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
64.3% Good
MC Read 18.5
MC Write 30.8
MC Mixed 24
70% 24.4 GB/s
SC Read 6.9
SC Write 19.1
SC Mixed 10.5
35% 12.2 GB/s
Latency 86.1
46% 86.1 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 107%

 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 5,528 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 118%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 120%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,194
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