MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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.
Graphics46.1% 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 Drive207% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210130
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 18 '21 at 03:53
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%
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 PC Performing above expectations (64th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-11400F-$220
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Memory 80.9
1-Core 163
2-Core 326
104% 190 Pts
4-Core 644
8-Core 1,000
105% 822 Pts
64-Core 1,199
80% 1,199 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 101%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 570-$150
CLim: 1250 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.8.1
Performing below potential (44th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
46.1% Average
Lighting 55.6
Reflection 58.3
Parallax 77.9
45% 63.9 fps
MRender 55
Gravity 59.7
Splatting 43.5
48% 52.7 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 46.1%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SWORDFISH 250GB
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: VC0S0285
SusWrite @10s intervals: 810 836 830 792 687 132 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
207% Outstanding
Read 1,597
Write 826
Mixed 799
SusWrite 681
216% 976 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 169
4K Mixed 64.3
241% 93 MB/s
DQ Read 520
DQ Write 696
DQ Mixed 563
438% 593 MB/s
Poor: 103%
This bench: 207%
Great: 225%
WD WD10SPZX-00HKTT0 1TB
611GB free
Firmware: 05.01A05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 105 108 109 108 109 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
Read 178
Write 120
Mixed 69.4
SusWrite 107
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 0.8
210% 1.87 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 81%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2666 C16 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (36th percentile) - ensure that an XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
42.1% Average
MC Read 19
MC Write 12.7
MC Mixed 10.1
40% 13.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 12.7
SC Mixed 11.8
41% 14.4 GB/s
Latency 78.9
51% 78.9 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 42.1%
Great: 52%

 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 12,763 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 150%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 152%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,132
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