MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 129%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 144%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 99.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics130% 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 Drive291% 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.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB 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)
Memory60.4 GB free of 64 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201215
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 02 '21 at 22:14
Run Duration197 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%
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 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i9-10900K-$529
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
99.8% Outstanding
Memory 84.6
1-Core 160
2-Core 311
102% 185 Pts
4-Core 614
8-Core 1,220
113% 917 Pts
64-Core 2,063
138% 2,063 Pts
Poor: 93%
This bench: 99.8%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti-$400
Dell(1028 3971) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.27
Performing below potential (48th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
130% Outstanding
Lighting 177
Reflection 166
Parallax 161
143% 168 fps
MRender 188
Gravity 132
Splatting 114
114% 145 fps
Poor: 116%
This bench: 130%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Pc611 NVMe SK hynix 1TB
898GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11001111 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2220 2215 2220 2141 1348 1361 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
291% Outstanding
Read 1,216
Write 2,295
Mixed 1,457
SusWrite 1,918
392% 1,722 MB/s
4K Read 53.4
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 73.4
243% 84.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,238
DQ Write 1,017
DQ Mixed 1,114
838% 1123 MB/s
Poor: 144%
This bench: 291%
Great: 284%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$85
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 169 166 170 171 170 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 150
Mixed 110
SusWrite 169
113% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
213% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 102%
Great: 103%
Toshiba HDWQ140 4TB
3.5TB free
Firmware: FJ1M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 203 196 203 196 197 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 178
Mixed 108
SusWrite 198
123% 168 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
248% 1.97 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 111%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMT128GX4M4C3200C16 2x31.5GB
2 of 4 slots used
63GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (10th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
73.1% Very good
MC Read 26.7
MC Write 27.6
MC Mixed 22.2
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 30.8
SC Mixed 23.7
69% 24.1 GB/s
Latency 72.5
55% 72.5 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 144%

 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 12,744 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 - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,114
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