Asus PRIME Z490-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 98.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics29% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive103% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z490-A  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200529
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 24 '21 at 00:29
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-10600KF-$200
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
98.8% Outstanding
Memory 96.5
1-Core 139
2-Core 279
98% 172 Pts
4-Core 544
8-Core 833
88% 688 Pts
64-Core 1,121
75% 1,121 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
Palit(1569 1187) 2GB
CLim: 1293 MHz, MLim: 1550 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 461.40
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
29% Poor
Lighting 31.4
Reflection 33.8
Parallax 40.2
25% 35.1 fps
MRender 42.7
Gravity 40.8
Splatting 33.4
33% 39 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 29%
Great: 30%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SHSS37A480G 480GB
318GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM02.H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 448 471 467 450 477 406 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 450
Mixed 359
SusWrite 453
99% 439 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 82.9
4K Mixed 36.3
133% 49.1 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 175
175% 280 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 103%
Great: 110%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$28
929GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 180 178 179 180 181 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 169
Write 153
Mixed 92.3
SusWrite 180
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
222% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 100%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600 C18 2x8GB-$95
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 39.4
MC Write 42.8
MC Mixed 27.2
104% 36.5 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 46.1
SC Mixed 30.5
91% 32 GB/s
Latency 52.2
77% 52.2 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 103%
Great: 111%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical PRIME Z490-A Builds (Compare 5,730 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 150%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 152%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z490-A - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $1,445
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-10600K $224Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $49
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Intel Core i7-10700K $285Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $49
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $28Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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