MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 101%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics19.7% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210130
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 04 '21 at 13:41
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-10600K-$217
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
101% Outstanding
Memory 96
1-Core 142
2-Core 290
100% 176 Pts
4-Core 572
8-Core 916
95% 744 Pts
64-Core 1,139
76% 1,139 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 101%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 460-$90
CLim: 1212 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 21.4.1
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
19.7% Very poor
Lighting 23.4
Reflection 28.7
Parallax 33.1
19% 28.4 fps
MRender 27.6
Gravity 25.3
Splatting 25.8
21% 26.2 fps
Poor: 17%
This bench: 19.7%
Great: 23%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$110
441GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 9,722
Write 9,333
Mixed 9,104
2,097% 9,386 MB/s
4K Read 751
4K Write 552
4K Mixed 221
1,714% 508 MB/s
DQ Read 1,637
DQ Write 1298
DQ Mixed 1,412
1,072% 1,449 MB/s
Poor: 84% Great: 134%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$79
480GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 163 163 163 162 163 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
74.2% Very good
Read 95.8
Write 101
Mixed 71.6
SusWrite 162
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
210% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$89
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
99% Outstanding
MC Read 38
MC Write 39.8
MC Mixed 26.1
99% 34.6 GB/s
SC Read 21.2
SC Write 44.1
SC Mixed 31.6
92% 32.3 GB/s
Latency 54
74% 54 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 99%
Great: 110%

 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 11,389 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: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,179
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