MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 96.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics55.4% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive310% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory28.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201123
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 10 '21 at 07:42
Run Duration189 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%
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 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
Memory 89.7
1-Core 130
2-Core 284
94% 168 Pts
4-Core 558
8-Core 907
93% 732 Pts
64-Core 1,130
76% 1,130 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$188
CLim: 1330 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.10.35.02
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
55.4% Above average
Lighting 67.4
Reflection 62.5
Parallax 90.4
54% 73.4 fps
MRender 65.3
Gravity 71
Splatting 46.3
56% 60.9 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$78
424GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2306 793 796 802 798 801 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
310% Outstanding
Read 2,589
Write 2,435
Mixed 1,805
SusWrite 1,049
441% 1,969 MB/s
4K Read 66
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 89.8
300% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 1,229
DQ Write 982
DQ Mixed 1,121
835% 1,111 MB/s
Poor: 211%
This bench: 310%
Great: 333%
Samsung 870 EVO 500GB-$95
363GB free
Firmware: SVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 486 488 487 487 433 352 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 487
Mixed 454
SusWrite 455
108% 478 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 95.9
4K Mixed 58.2
192% 66 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 353
266% 356 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 124%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 029E CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 029E CMK16GX4M2A2666C16 029E CMK16GX4M2A2666C16 32GB
2667, 2667, 2667, 2667 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
86.9% Excellent
MC Read 30.8
MC Write 34.9
MC Mixed 26.1
87% 30.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 38.7
SC Mixed 27.8
81% 28.3 GB/s
Latency 67.6
59% 67.6 ns
Poor: 17%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 87%

 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 13,960 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 149%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 151%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,157
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