Asus PRIME Z490-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 97.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics5.66% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive324% 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.
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z490-A  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200529
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 24 '21 at 01:59
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-10700K-$320
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
Memory 88.4
1-Core 146
2-Core 292
98% 175 Pts
4-Core 567
8-Core 1,050
101% 809 Pts
64-Core 1,576
106% 1,576 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel UHD Graphics 630
Asus(1043 8694) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 27.20.100.8280
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
5.66% Terrible
Lighting 6.1
Reflection 10
Parallax 9.1
5% 8.4 fps
MRender 10.9
Gravity 7.5
Splatting 11.9
6% 10.1 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 5.66%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$139
766GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2323 1943 1187 1176 1174 1168 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
324% Outstanding
Read 2,517
Write 2,360
Mixed 1,626
SusWrite 1,495
448% 2,000 MB/s
4K Read 58.8
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 82.9
270% 94.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,211
DQ Write 935
DQ Mixed 1085
808% 1,077 MB/s
Poor: 238%
This bench: 324%
Great: 356%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$114
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (19th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
68.7% Good
MC Read 26.7
MC Write 26.2
MC Mixed 19
68% 24 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 27.7
SC Mixed 22.1
62% 21.8 GB/s
Latency 69.2
58% 69.2 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 68.7%
Great: 105%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical PRIME Z490-A Builds (Compare 5,687 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 151%
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: $1,484
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