Asus PRIME Z490-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 98.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics2.57% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive232% 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
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z490-A  (all builds)
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201130
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 31 '21 at 01:10
Run Duration189 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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-$217
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
Memory 95.1
1-Core 146
2-Core 286
100% 175 Pts
4-Core 550
8-Core 917
93% 734 Pts
64-Core 1,127
76% 1,127 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel UHD Graphics 630
Asus(1043 8694) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 27.20.100.9316
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
2.57% Terrible
Lighting 5.9
Reflection 29.6
Parallax 8.9
5% 14.8 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 2.57%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$89
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1277 304 308 309 307 307 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
232% Outstanding
Read 2,164
Write 1,377
Mixed 478
SusWrite 469
247% 1,122 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 61.4
220% 82.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,196
DQ Write 1,023
DQ Mixed 669
622% 962 MB/s
Poor: 134%
This bench: 232%
Great: 234%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$70
372GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 908 498 505 506 399 297 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 75% Great: 131%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Patriot 3200 C16 Series 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
49% Average
MC Read 18.6
MC Write 17.5
MC Mixed 11.4
45% 15.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 18.6
SC Mixed 15.6
48% 16.8 GB/s
Latency 56.8
70% 56.8 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 49%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical PRIME Z490-A Builds (Compare 7,370 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 148%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 150%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z490-A - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,310
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