MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 101%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
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 Drive187% 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)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201013
Uptime15.7 Days
Run DateMay 07 '21 at 21:25
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-10700K-$328
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Memory 97.1
1-Core 154
2-Core 300
104% 184 Pts
4-Core 563
8-Core 1,132
104% 848 Pts
64-Core 1,595
107% 1,595 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 101%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3060-$330
Zotac(19DA 4630) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2272 MHz, MLim: 3999 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 466.27
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 138
Reflection 159
Parallax 142
112% 147 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 109
Splatting 94.4
92% 117 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 103%
Great: 104%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$61
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 292 303 222 210 203 198 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
187% Outstanding
Read 1471
Write 910
Mixed 966
SusWrite 238
199% 896 MB/s
4K Read 49.6
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 72.1
258% 97.4 MB/s
DQ Read 680
DQ Write 849
DQ Mixed 578
488% 702 MB/s
Poor: 117%
This bench: 187%
Great: 201%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
720GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 191 192 195 195 194 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 199
Write 196
Mixed 85.2
SusWrite 193
123% 168 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 112%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 3600 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 40.3
MC Write 38.5
MC Mixed 27.7
101% 35.5 GB/s
SC Read 21.9
SC Write 43.1
SC Mixed 30.6
91% 31.9 GB/s
Latency 49.8
80% 49.8 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 101%
Great: 115%

 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 15,510 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 148%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 149%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $178

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,178
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HDDRAMUSB
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