MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 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 89.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics55.5% 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 Drive67.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210130
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateApr 21 '21 at 06:20
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (18th 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 way below expectations (15th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
Memory 89.2
1-Core 137
2-Core 256
92% 161 Pts
4-Core 487
8-Core 835
83% 661 Pts
64-Core 1,075
72% 1,075 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
Gigabyte(1458 3741) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
55.5% Above average
Lighting 69.2
Reflection 69.9
Parallax 63.6
56% 67.6 fps
MRender 60.9
Gravity 69.4
Splatting 65.6
55% 65.3 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 55.5%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$210
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM05B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 112 104 103 105 104 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
67.9% Good
Read 414
Write 135
Mixed 245
SusWrite 109
50% 226 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 41.6
4K Mixed 31.5
107% 34.3 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 135
DQ Mixed 135
132% 215 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 116%
Samsung 840 Pro 512GB-$210
82GB free
Firmware: DXM05B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 398 372 334 284 215 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
86.5% Excellent
Read 497
Write 448
Mixed 329
SusWrite 338
90% 403 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 39
4K Mixed 33.7
112% 34.8 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 152
138% 218 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3600 C18 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
64.1% Good
MC Read 25.1
MC Write 23.3
MC Mixed 19.1
64% 22.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 21.7
SC Mixed 19.7
54% 18.8 GB/s
Latency 68.3
59% 68.3 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 107%

 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 12,586 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: $1,181
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