MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 88.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics54.4% 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 Drive269% 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.
Very high background CPU (67%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
3 months ago, 4 days ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200820
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateMay 05 '21 at 04:08
Run Duration204 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 67%
Watch Gameplay: 580 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-10400-$165
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
88.6% Excellent
Memory 94.7
1-Core 125
2-Core 245
90% 155 Pts
4-Core 444
8-Core 765
76% 605 Pts
64-Core 988
66% 988 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$220
Sapphire(1DA2 E387) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1366 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.12.1
Performing below potential (49th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
54.4% Above average
Lighting 66
Reflection 64.6
Parallax 88.8
53% 73.1 fps
MRender 64.1
Gravity 70.2
Splatting 47.1
56% 60.5 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 54.4%
Great: 60%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$90
298GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1052 811 808 800 796 794 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
269% Outstanding
Read 2,550
Write 2,324
Mixed 1,842
SusWrite 844
422% 1,890 MB/s
4K Read 61.6
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 80
264% 89.9 MB/s
DQ Read 794
DQ Write 693
DQ Mixed 736
554% 741 MB/s
Poor: 191%
This bench: 269%
Great: 336%
PNY CS900 240GB-$28
30GB free
Firmware: CS900613
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 93 80 79 80 79 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
76.3% Very good
Read 483
Write 341
Mixed 324
SusWrite 133
71% 320 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 75.6
4K Mixed 29.6
124% 45.3 MB/s
DQ Read 200
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 166
151% 225 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 94%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$30
870GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 170 170 170 173 169 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
Read 168
Write 166
Mixed 89.8
SusWrite 170
109% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 1.2
218% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GBF1X08QFHH38-135-K 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
93.7% Outstanding
MC Read 37.2
MC Write 36.6
MC Mixed 25.8
95% 33.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.8
SC Write 38.2
SC Mixed 28.3
82% 28.8 GB/s
Latency 57.9
69% 57.9 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 93.7%
Great: 103%

 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 11,243 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 150%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 151%
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Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,174
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