MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 139%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 126%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 90.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics155% 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 Drive93.8% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200521
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMay 18 '21 at 04:43
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%
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 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-10400-$199
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
Memory 94.5
1-Core 122
2-Core 236
88% 151 Pts
4-Core 463
8-Core 758
77% 611 Pts
64-Core 981
66% 981 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3070-$500
Nvidia(10DE 146B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.27
Performing below potential (62nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
155% Outstanding
Lighting 218
Reflection 200
Parallax 198
176% 205 fps
MRender 197
Gravity 154
Splatting 137
130% 163 fps
Poor: 125%
This bench: 155%
Great: 165%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$52
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 285 170 135 133 128 126 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 355
Mixed 310
SusWrite 163
74% 334 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 94.7
4K Mixed 42.9
154% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 256
219% 322 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 128%
WDC WD20EZAZ-00GGJB0 2TB
44GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 106 106 103 105 102 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
17.2% Very poor
Read 188
Write 172
Mixed 93.1
SusWrite 104
31% 139 MB/s
4K Read 3.6
4K Write 9.2
4K Mixed 0.7
11% 4.5 MB/s
DQ Read 0.6
DQ Write 10.5
DQ Mixed 1.2
2% 4.1 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 17.2%
Great: 23%
WD Re 2TB-$80
468GB free
Firmware: 01.01D01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 86 85 87 88 87 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
49.1% Average
Read 83.8
Write 84.6
Mixed 81.2
SusWrite 86.5
62% 84 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
199% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600 C18 2x8GB-$90
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
94% Outstanding
MC Read 38.3
MC Write 33.6
MC Mixed 27.7
95% 33.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 41.3
SC Mixed 28
84% 29.5 GB/s
Latency 58.6
68% 58.6 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 94%
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 12,800 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 149%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 150%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $180

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