MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 100%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 98.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics103% 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 Drive107% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
Run History
3 months ago, 13 days ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory7.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200324
Uptime16.9 Days
Run DateMay 05 '21 at 06:04
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%
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 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$274
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
98.4% Outstanding
Memory 91.7
1-Core 143
2-Core 282
97% 172 Pts
4-Core 564
8-Core 979
97% 772 Pts
64-Core 1,490
100% 1,490 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 98.4%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super)-$480
Nvidia(10DE 13A2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 128
Reflection 114
Parallax 143
104% 128 fps
MRender 185
Gravity 117
Splatting 107
103% 136 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 103%
Great: 107%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDS500G2B0B 500GB
237GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 392 410 406 426 434 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 478
Write 437
Mixed 319
SusWrite 377
90% 403 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 87.3
4K Mixed 46.6
160% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 278
228% 325 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 107%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$55
442GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 138 142 149 149 146 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
76.9% Very good
Read 126
Write 143
Mixed 67.6
SusWrite 142
87% 120 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.4
148% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$79
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
63.9% Good
MC Read 25.1
MC Write 22.8
MC Mixed 18.9
64% 22.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 21.1
SC Mixed 20.8
54% 19 GB/s
Latency 64.5
62% 64.5 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 63.9%
Great: 108%

 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 11,563 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: $1,184
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