MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 112%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 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 102%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics104% 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 21:10
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (85th 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 4.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Memory 96.7
1-Core 152
2-Core 300
103% 183 Pts
4-Core 575
8-Core 1,142
106% 859 Pts
64-Core 1,592
107% 1,592 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 102%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3060-$330
Zotac(19DA 4630) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2272 MHz, MLim: 3999 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 140
Reflection 161
Parallax 130
113% 144 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 110
Splatting 96.6
94% 119 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 104%
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: 390 223 222 222 219 204 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
187% Outstanding
Read 1,464
Write 919
Mixed 1,001
SusWrite 247
202% 908 MB/s
4K Read 49.6
4K Write 169
4K Mixed 72.3
258% 97.1 MB/s
DQ Read 684
DQ Write 848
DQ Mixed 582
490% 705 MB/s
Poor: 117%
This bench: 187%
Great: 201%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
773GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 195 197 197 197 196 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 201
Write 190
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 196
122% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
145% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 114%
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 (72nd percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 40.4
MC Write 41.8
MC Mixed 28.4
105% 36.9 GB/s
SC Read 21.6
SC Write 47.4
SC Mixed 33.3
97% 34.1 GB/s
Latency 51.6
78% 51.6 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 105%
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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