Asus TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (24th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 76 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52.1% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory7.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200721
Uptime7.2 Days
Run DateMay 03 '21 at 18:44
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 23%
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 PC Performing below expectations (24th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-10700-$288
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
85.2% Excellent
Memory 86.4
1-Core 141
2-Core 262
93% 163 Pts
4-Core 452
8-Core 733
75% 592 Pts
64-Core 1,024
69% 1,024 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$230
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing below potential (52nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
52.1% Above average
Lighting 62.6
Reflection 67.6
Parallax 61.6
51% 63.9 fps
MRender 65.3
Gravity 66.9
Splatting 62.7
54% 65 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 52.1%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 58 58 64 60 56 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
54.4% Above average
Read 132
Write 119
Mixed 75.2
SusWrite 57
71% 95.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
217% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 54.4%
Great: 108%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$79
82GB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 112 113 126 158 161 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
Read 177
Write 186
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 131
97% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.6
161% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
66.9% Good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 24.7
MC Mixed 20.2
68% 23.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 22.2
SC Mixed 20.7
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 71
56% 71 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 112%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS Builds (Compare 3,717 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 149%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 151%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING Z490-PLUS - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,144
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