MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 91.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics54.9% 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 Drive280% 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 (51%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
4 months ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory8.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200820
Uptime2.5 Days
Run DateJan 24 '21 at 13:39
Run Duration203 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 51%
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 PC Performing above expectations (70th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-10400-$165
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
Memory 95
1-Core 124
2-Core 246
90% 155 Pts
4-Core 474
8-Core 786
80% 630 Pts
64-Core 1,003
67% 1,003 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$220
Sapphire(1DA2 E387) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1366 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.12.1
Performing below potential (64th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
54.9% Above average
Lighting 66.9
Reflection 65.4
Parallax 89.7
54% 74 fps
MRender 64.9
Gravity 70.4
Splatting 47.1
56% 60.8 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 60%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$85
318GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2160 824 785 791 789 784 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
280% Outstanding
Read 2,508
Write 2,299
Mixed 1,657
SusWrite 1,022
419% 1,872 MB/s
4K Read 63.3
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 81.7
274% 94.8 MB/s
DQ Read 751
DQ Write 704
DQ Mixed 724
544% 726 MB/s
Poor: 216%
This bench: 280%
Great: 336%
PNY CS900 240GB-$28
201GB free
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 93 80 80 78 80 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
78.8% Very good
Read 496
Write 393
Mixed 354
SusWrite 133
77% 344 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 84.3
4K Mixed 29.6
130% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 203
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 166
152% 229 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 96%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
871GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 168 167 166 170 168 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
98.6% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 166
Mixed 105
SusWrite 167
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
241% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 98.6%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GBF1X08QFHH38-135-K 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
93.9% Outstanding
MC Read 37.7
MC Write 36.8
MC Mixed 25.5
95% 33.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 36.7
SC Mixed 28.8
81% 28.5 GB/s
Latency 57.2
70% 57.2 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 93.9%
Great: 102%

 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 12,589 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 149%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 151%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,181
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