MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 109%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 103%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics102% 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 Drive187% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201013
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateApr 22 '21 at 20:56
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-10700K-$309
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
103% Outstanding
Memory 96.9
1-Core 154
2-Core 301
104% 184 Pts
4-Core 587
8-Core 1,090
104% 839 Pts
64-Core 1,589
107% 1,589 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 103%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3060-$330
Zotac(19DA 4630) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2227 MHz, MLim: 3750 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 137
Reflection 156
Parallax 140
111% 144 fps
MRender 139
Gravity 108
Splatting 94.2
91% 114 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 102%
Great: 105%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$61
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 384 222 222 223 204 204 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
187% Outstanding
Read 1,468
Write 918
Mixed 994
SusWrite 243
201% 906 MB/s
4K Read 49.3
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 72.3
258% 97.5 MB/s
DQ Read 684
DQ Write 844
DQ Mixed 582
490% 703 MB/s
Poor: 117%
This bench: 187%
Great: 201%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
773GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 195 194 195 197 196 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 204
Write 189
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 196
122% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
149% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 115%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 3600 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 39
MC Write 42.2
MC Mixed 28
104% 36.4 GB/s
SC Read 22
SC Write 47.2
SC Mixed 31.8
96% 33.7 GB/s
Latency 50.6
79% 50.6 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 104%
Great: 115%

 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 15,556 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 148%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 149%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $178

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,155
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HDDRAMUSB
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