MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 167%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 171%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 108%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics155% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive161% 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory26.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210130
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 15 '21 at 21:54
Run Duration216 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU0%
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 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-11700K-$385
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
108% Outstanding
Memory 93.3
1-Core 184
2-Core 264
105% 180 Pts
4-Core 657
8-Core 1,218
117% 937 Pts
64-Core 1,717
115% 1,717 Pts
Poor: 93%
This bench: 108%
Great: 116%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3070-$500
Asus(1043 87BC) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing below potential (62nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
155% Outstanding
Lighting 220
Reflection 206
Parallax 196
178% 208 fps
MRender 192
Gravity 153
Splatting 136
128% 160 fps
Poor: 127%
This bench: 155%
Great: 164%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
XPG GAMMIX S70 1TB
857GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.2.5.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 898 1093 1390 1296 1383 1287 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
161% Outstanding
Read 773
Write 1,783
Mixed 647
SusWrite 1,224
252% 1,107 MB/s
4K Read 14.8
4K Write 36.7
4K Mixed 20.9
69% 24.1 MB/s
DQ Read 561
DQ Write 980
DQ Mixed 582
495% 708 MB/s
Poor: 170%
This bench: 161%
Great: 518%
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$160
686GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2078 2290 1497 1517 1508 1509 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
375% Outstanding
Read 2,625
Write 2,309
Mixed 1,896
SusWrite 1,733
480% 2,141 MB/s
4K Read 73.1
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 98.8
330% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 1,659
DQ Write 1,136
DQ Mixed 456
594% 1,083 MB/s
Poor: 243%
This bench: 375%
Great: 377%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$57
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 207 217 219 219 218 219 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
Read 124
Write 144
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 216
101% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
76% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 97.7%
Great: 107%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
500GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 116 114 116 118 116 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
66.1% Good
Read 115
Write 91.8
Mixed 21.2
SusWrite 116
62% 85.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 66.1%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB-$300
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
MC Read 44.3
MC Write 30.1
MC Mixed 25.4
95% 33.3 GB/s
SC Read 29.7
SC Write 30.8
SC Mixed 31.9
88% 30.8 GB/s
Latency 61.5
65% 61.5 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 94.5%
Great: 110%

 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 11,388 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 148%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 150%
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Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,179
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