Asus PRIME Z490-A

Performance Results

Gaming 117%
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 129%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 87.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics133% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive329% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z490-A  (all builds)
Memory19.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200529
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateFeb 24 '21 at 01:07
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th 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-$400
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
87.9% Excellent
Memory 79.7
1-Core 144
2-Core 273
92% 165 Pts
4-Core 514
8-Core 948
91% 731 Pts
64-Core 1,882
126% 1,882 Pts
Poor: 95%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 461.40
Performing below potential (38th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
133% Outstanding
Lighting 161
Reflection 186
Parallax 179
130% 175 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 177
Splatting 122
137% 145 fps
Poor: 115%
This bench: 133%
Great: 150%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$161
843GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2256 2040 1470 1485 1484 1488 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
329% Outstanding
Read 2,539
Write 2,328
Mixed 1,719
SusWrite 1,704
465% 2,073 MB/s
4K Read 60.7
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 79.8
266% 92 MB/s
DQ Read 1,100
DQ Write 726
DQ Mixed 925
687% 917 MB/s
Poor: 240%
This bench: 329%
Great: 373%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB-$279
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
65.9% Good
MC Read 24.5
MC Write 26
MC Mixed 21.2
68% 23.9 GB/s
SC Read 11.5
SC Write 24.4
SC Mixed 17
50% 17.6 GB/s
Latency 81
49% 81 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 110%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical PRIME Z490-A Builds (Compare 5,731 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 150%
Desktop 103%
Workstation 152%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z490-A - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $1,445
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