MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 93.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics58.2% 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 Drive56% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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
8 days ago, 8 days ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 23 '21 at 16:58
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User IRL-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
Memory 94.5
1-Core 145
2-Core 285
99% 175 Pts
4-Core 500
8-Core 900
87% 700 Pts
64-Core 1119
75% 1119 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 5500-XT-$230
Asus(1043 04E6) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.2.3
Performing below potential (53rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
58.2% Above average
Lighting 74.9
Reflection 67.5
Parallax 92.9
60% 78.4 fps
MRender 54.6
Gravity 71.6
Splatting 41.9
55% 56 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 61%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk PLUS 480GB
363GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UG2204RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 252 212 210 204 211 214 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
56% Above average
Read 452
Write 363
Mixed 323
SusWrite 217
76% 339 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 42.1
4K Mixed 11
70% 25.1 MB/s
DQ Read 108
DQ Write 90.5
DQ Mixed 32.1
42% 76.8 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 56%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 3000 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
49.8% Average
MC Read 19
MC Write 17.8
MC Mixed 12.2
47% 16.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 19.1
SC Mixed 15
47% 16.5 GB/s
Latency 58.5
68% 58.5 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 54%

 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 7,753 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 118%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 119%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,166
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