MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics2.61% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive200% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory8.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200324
Uptime9 Days
Run DateApr 08 '21 at 22:58
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-10400-$150
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
Memory 90.1
1-Core 121
2-Core 238
86% 150 Pts
4-Core 456
8-Core 742
76% 599 Pts
64-Core 953
64% 953 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel UHD Graphics 630
MSI(1462 7C75) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 27.20.100.9316
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
2.61% Terrible
Lighting 6
Reflection 8.6
Parallax 7.6
5% 7.4 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 2.61%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SX8100NP 256GB
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: VB411D45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 492 196 131 128 160 120 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
200% Outstanding
Read 2396
Write 662
Mixed 1,059
SusWrite 204
236% 1,080 MB/s
4K Read 50
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 64.6
218% 75.3 MB/s
DQ Read 740
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 175
227% 419 MB/s
Poor: 102%
This bench: 200%
Great: 275%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
562GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 171 167 169 171 169 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
95.8% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 164
Mixed 110
SusWrite 169
112% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
232% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 95.8%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$73
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (12th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
63.8% Good
MC Read 25.2
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 18.6
64% 22.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.2
SC Write 23
SC Mixed 19.9
54% 19 GB/s
Latency 67
60% 67 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 103%

 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 10,277 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 150%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 152%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,174
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-11400F $180Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-11600K $265Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $215Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $40
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair 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
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback