MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 91.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics80.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive117% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.3 GHz
DisplayΧρώματα 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210420
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 06 '21 at 10:05
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU0%
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 PC Performing above expectations (65th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-10400F-$170
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
Memory 94.7
1-Core 132
2-Core 255
93% 161 Pts
4-Core 477
8-Core 782
80% 630 Pts
64-Core 950
64% 950 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
Nvidia(10DE 1B81) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 461.72
Performing below potential (64th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
80.8% Excellent
Lighting 101
Reflection 110
Parallax 102
82% 104 fps
MRender 96.4
Gravity 98.6
Splatting 97.1
79% 97.4 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 80.8%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$52
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 342 318 314 307 308 308 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 487
Mixed 468
SusWrite 316
100% 447 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 99.4
4K Mixed 58.9
195% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 251
217% 320 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 117%
Great: 128%
Sandisk SD8SNAT-256G-1006 256GB
0GB free
Firmware: Z2311006
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 492
Write 320
Mixed 225
76% 346 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 96.4
4K Mixed 16
112% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 226
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 76.7
106% 194 MB/s
Poor: 46% Great: 81%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$53
185GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 119 123 123 124 127 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
61.8% Good
Read 93.2
Write 94.3
Mixed 64.1
SusWrite 122
69% 93.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.3
77% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3294 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 39.9
MC Write 40.9
MC Mixed 27.8
103% 36.2 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 45.3
SC Mixed 28.7
90% 31.7 GB/s
Latency 58
69% 58 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 102%
Great: 112%

 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 14,175 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 150%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 151%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,136
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