MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 96.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics55.3% 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 Drive309% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory27.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201123
Uptime23.1 Days
Run DateMay 10 '21 at 09:15
Run Duration202 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%
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 PC Performing above expectations (76th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-10600K-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
Memory 89.3
1-Core 154
2-Core 303
101% 182 Pts
4-Core 559
8-Core 990
97% 775 Pts
64-Core 1,242
83% 1,242 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$234
CLim: 1330 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.3.2
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
55.3% Above average
Lighting 70.2
Reflection 63.1
Parallax 88.4
57% 73.9 fps
MRender 65.5
Gravity 66.8
Splatting 46.6
54% 59.6 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 55.3%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$78
349GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1098 847 834 845 849 854 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
309% Outstanding
Read 2,674
Write 2463
Mixed 1908
SusWrite 888
444% 1,983 MB/s
4K Read 67.8
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 93.4
311% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 1,288
DQ Write 1,029
DQ Mixed 1,160
868% 1,159 MB/s
Poor: 193%
This bench: 309%
Great: 335%
Samsung 870 EVO 500GB-$95
203GB free
Firmware: SVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 369 370 364 370 365 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 491
Mixed 461
SusWrite 383
104% 463 MB/s
4K Read 50.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 65.4
220% 76.4 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 357
268% 358 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 129%
Great: 134%
WD easystore 2624 4TB
2TB free, PID 2624
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 97 96 97 96 97 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
52.1% Above average
Read 90.9
Write 85.8
Mixed 67.8
SusWrite 95.8
115% 85.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.8
4K Mixed 0.8
228% 2.57 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 52.1%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 029E CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 029E CMK16GX4M2A2666C16 029E CMK16GX4M2A2666C16 32GB
2667, 2667, 2667, 2667 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
86.1% Excellent
MC Read 30.6
MC Write 34.4
MC Mixed 26.1
87% 30.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 37.9
SC Mixed 27.7
79% 27.8 GB/s
Latency 68.1
59% 68.1 ns
Poor: 17%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 87%

 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 14,085 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 148%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 150%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,179
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