MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 95.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics59.1% 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 Drive103% 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
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201123
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 05 '21 at 06:10
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 way above expectations (100th percentile)
95.3% Outstanding
Memory 96.1
1-Core 133
2-Core 257
94% 162 Pts
4-Core 509
8-Core 828
85% 668 Pts
64-Core 1,018
68% 1,018 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 95.3%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Zotac(19DA 1370) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 466.27
Performing below potential (43rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
59.1% Above average
Lighting 72.7
Reflection 120
Parallax 74.7
59% 89.1 fps
MRender 77.6
Gravity 72.9
Splatting 66.2
59% 72.2 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 59.1%
Great: 67%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$78
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 344 154 154 155 155 154 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 483
Mixed 407
SusWrite 186
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 95
4K Mixed 52.6
178% 62.4 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 349
264% 355 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 103%
Great: 113%
WD easystore 240GB
191GB free
Firmware: EF430400
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 149 133 134 125 148 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
57% Above average
Read 454
Write 279
Mixed 323
SusWrite 172
68% 307 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 42.4
4K Mixed 16.9
78% 27.2 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 35.7
48% 87.1 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 57%
Great: 57%
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 (94th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 39.2
MC Write 39.9
MC Mixed 26.8
101% 35.3 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 45.3
SC Mixed 30.9
93% 32.6 GB/s
Latency 53.8
74% 53.8 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 101%
Great: 106%

 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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