MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 135%
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Desktop
Desktop 111%
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Workstation
Workstation 132%
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (99th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 1 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 111%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics120% 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 Drive344% 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
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SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210420
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 16 '21 at 22:48
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%
Watch Gameplay: 5700-XT + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing way above expectations (99th 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-$260
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Memory 96.6
1-Core 167
2-Core 332
110% 198 Pts
4-Core 667
8-Core 1,300
121% 983 Pts
64-Core 1,319
89% 1,319 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 111%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 5700-XT-$400
Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.4.1
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Lighting 148
Reflection 153
Parallax 227
119% 176 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 155
Splatting 102
121% 127 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 120%
Great: 114%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$85
303GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1113 1060 834 828 829 825 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
344% Outstanding
Read 2,703
Write 2,503
Mixed 1,869
SusWrite 915
447% 1,998 MB/s
4K Read 75.7
4K Write 183
4K Mixed 105
346% 121 MB/s
DQ Read 1,796
DQ Write 1,456
DQ Mixed 1549
1,181% 1,600 MB/s
Poor: 187%
This bench: 344%
Great: 320%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600 C18 2x8GB-$85
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3771 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
119% Outstanding
MC Read 47.1
MC Write 48.9
MC Mixed 32.2
122% 42.7 GB/s
SC Read 22.6
SC Write 51.9
SC Mixed 34.2
104% 36.2 GB/s
Latency 52
77% 52 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 119%
Great: 114%

 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 12,770 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 149%
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Desktop
Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 150%
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Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,119
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