MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 139%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 143%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 97.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics145% 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 Drive117% 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)
Memory27.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210130
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 25 '21 at 20:53
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$284
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
97.3% Outstanding
Memory 88.5
1-Core 152
2-Core 304
101% 182 Pts
4-Core 569
8-Core 1,060
101% 815 Pts
64-Core 1,616
108% 1,616 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 97.3%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$1,074
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
145% Outstanding
Lighting 178
Reflection 195
Parallax 205
144% 193 fps
MRender 138
Gravity 189
Splatting 128
146% 152 fps
Poor: 113%
This bench: 145%
Great: 149%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 1TB-$100
828GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 482 474 485 486 487 490 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 491
Mixed 394
SusWrite 484
106% 469 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 88.4
4K Mixed 48.2
167% 58.3 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 270
223% 321 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 117%
Great: 119%
Crucial MX500 500GB-$60
156GB free
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 468 469 471 473 433 393 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 476
Mixed 449
SusWrite 451
106% 473 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 95.9
4K Mixed 52.2
172% 61.3 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 293
238% 337 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 118%
Great: 125%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$110
211GB free
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 272 271 272 271 271 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 304
Mixed 367
SusWrite 292
82% 366 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 95.2
4K Mixed 56.1
193% 66 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 231
208% 317 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 114%
Great: 116%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$100
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 112 114 114 113 114 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
61.5% Good
Read 102
Write 100
Mixed 93.8
SusWrite 112
76% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
134% 1 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (18th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
73.9% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 22.6
73% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 31.4
SC Mixed 24.5
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 69.1
58% 69.1 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 73.9%
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 12,499 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: $1,153
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HDDRAMUSB
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