MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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.
Graphics62.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive63.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210130
Uptime8 Days
Run DateMay 05 '21 at 18:35
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU4%
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 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Memory 96.1
1-Core 141
2-Core 286
99% 174 Pts
4-Core 566
8-Core 951
96% 758 Pts
64-Core 1,300
87% 1,300 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 101%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2092 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 465.89
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
62.2% Good
Lighting 77
Reflection 119
Parallax 73.5
62% 89.9 fps
MRender 71.2
Gravity 78
Splatting 74.3
62% 74.5 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
GOODRAM 120GB
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM71.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 69 14 42 16 69 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
63.1% Good
Read 398
Write 190
Mixed 281
SusWrite 50.8
51% 230 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 78.1
4K Mixed 23.5
113% 43.1 MB/s
DQ Read 163
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 135
130% 200 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 93%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$45
548GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 171 178 177 178 177 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 171
Mixed 89.8
SusWrite 175
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
MC Read 36.1
MC Write 38
MC Mixed 25.7
95% 33.3 GB/s
SC Read 21.2
SC Write 44
SC Mixed 29
90% 31.4 GB/s
Latency 53.7
74% 53.7 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 109%

 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 12,501 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: $1,153
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