Asus PRIME Z490-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 102%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics99.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z490-A  (all builds)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200323
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateFeb 23 '21 at 15:15
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU3%
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 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-10600K-$224
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Memory 95.1
1-Core 150
2-Core 298
102% 181 Pts
4-Core 581
8-Core 928
96% 755 Pts
64-Core 1,210
81% 1,210 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 102%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super)-$480
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (48th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
99.4% Outstanding
Lighting 123
Reflection 114
Parallax 128
99% 121 fps
MRender 180
Gravity 113
Splatting 106
100% 133 fps
Poor: 91%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 107%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PH5-CE120 120GB
1GB free (System drive)
Firmware: F/W:1.0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
Read 162
Write 112
Mixed 117
29% 130 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 50.1
4K Mixed 20.2
84% 30.5 MB/s
DQ Read 83.7
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 128
92% 116 MB/s
Poor: 35% Great: 71%
Seagate Expansion 4TB
3TB free
Firmware: 0710
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 130 130 133 125 123 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
64.9% Good
Read 102
Write 118
Mixed 75.6
SusWrite 123
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.7
200% 1.93 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 64.9%
Great: 67%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$45
239GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 161 159 162 161 161 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
81.1% Excellent
Read 122
Write 112
Mixed 73.1
SusWrite 160
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMT16GX4M2C3200C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
MC Read 37.8
MC Write 38.1
MC Mixed 25.9
97% 33.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.8
SC Write 42.6
SC Mixed 30
88% 30.8 GB/s
Latency 56.9
70% 56.9 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 106%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical PRIME Z490-A Builds (Compare 5,556 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 150%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 151%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z490-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $1,425
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