MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier
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 intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 104%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics68.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive245% 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.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201123
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 23 '21 at 23:59
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%
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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 i9-10850K-$380
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
104% Outstanding
Memory 95.7
1-Core 151
2-Core 301
103% 182 Pts
4-Core 598
8-Core 1,173
109% 885 Pts
64-Core 2,019
136% 2,019 Pts
Poor: 92%
This bench: 104%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$230
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (54th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
68.4% Good
Lighting 90.4
Reflection 89.8
Parallax 78.5
73% 86.2 fps
MRender 66.2
Gravity 80.3
Splatting 71.6
63% 72.7 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black SN750 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2019)-$73
366GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1014 1004 982 971 919 660 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
245% Outstanding
Read 2026
Write 2,234
Mixed 1,952
SusWrite 925
401% 1,784 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 66.1
221% 80.2 MB/s
DQ Read 964
DQ Write 781
DQ Mixed 878
656% 874 MB/s
Poor: 177%
This bench: 245%
Great: 292%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$32
872GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 179 179 177 178 179 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 206
Write 179
Mixed 92.6
SusWrite 178
120% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
240% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 110%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$73
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
MC Read 35.9
MC Write 35.9
MC Mixed 24.7
92% 32.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.8
SC Write 32.4
SC Mixed 26.8
75% 26.3 GB/s
Latency 55
73% 55 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 103%

 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 10,527 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: $1,173
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HDDRAMUSB
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