MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 102%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics55.1% 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 Drive311% 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)
Memory27.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201123
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 15 '21 at 22:35
Run Duration203 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%
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 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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 5.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Memory 87.2
1-Core 157
2-Core 312
102% 185 Pts
4-Core 624
8-Core 998
103% 811 Pts
64-Core 1,259
84% 1,259 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 102%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$234
CLim: 1400 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.3.2
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
55.1% Above average
Lighting 70.5
Reflection 65.1
Parallax 89.8
57% 75.1 fps
MRender 66.2
Gravity 65.5
Splatting 48.5
53% 60.1 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$78
384GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2229 814 798 800 803 803 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
311% Outstanding
Read 2,439
Write 2,178
Mixed 1,688
SusWrite 1041
411% 1,836 MB/s
4K Read 67.6
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 93.3
310% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1,338
DQ Write 1,061
DQ Mixed 1,192
894% 1,197 MB/s
Poor: 213%
This bench: 311%
Great: 333%
Samsung 870 EVO 500GB-$95
236GB free
Firmware: SVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 378 378 378 376 377 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
124% Outstanding
Read 482
Write 460
Mixed 432
SusWrite 389
99% 441 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 64.2
208% 72.2 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 355
267% 357 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 124%
Great: 134%
WD easystore 2624 4TB
2TB free, PID 2624
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 96 97 97 96 96 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
40.5% Average
Read 89.7
Write 91.4
Mixed 71
SusWrite 95
118% 86.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
100% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 40.5%
Great: 67%
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 above expectations (67th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
MC Read 28.7
MC Write 32.7
MC Mixed 24.5
82% 28.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 37.5
SC Mixed 26.4
77% 26.9 GB/s
Latency 70.3
57% 70.3 ns
Poor: 17%
This bench: 81.6%
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 14,227 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 148%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 150%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,138
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