MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 93.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive241% 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
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210130
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateApr 08 '21 at 11:49
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User GUM-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Memory 96.8
1-Core 137
2-Core 270
96% 168 Pts
4-Core 485
8-Core 849
84% 667 Pts
64-Core 1,103
74% 1,103 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 102%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Addlink M.2 PCIE G3x4 NVMe 1TB
573GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM32.1 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1782 995 988 993 997 997 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
241% Outstanding
Read 1,526
Write 2,370
Mixed 1,704
SusWrite 1,125
381% 1,681 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 62.9
214% 80.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,166
DQ Write 868
DQ Mixed 1,035
769% 1,023 MB/s
Poor: 161%
This bench: 241%
Great: 278%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$79
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
MC Read 36.5
MC Write 37.3
MC Mixed 25.8
95% 33.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 36.8
SC Mixed 28.3
81% 28.3 GB/s
Latency 50.9
79% 50.9 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 108%

 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 10,264 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: $1,174
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