MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 86.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics61.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive105% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201123
Uptime5.8 Days
Run DateMay 18 '21 at 05:52
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 below expectations (30th percentile)
86.5% Excellent
Memory 96.1
1-Core 129
2-Core 221
88% 149 Pts
4-Core 413
8-Core 801
75% 607 Pts
64-Core 1,008
68% 1,008 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Zotac(19DA 1370) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 466.27
Performing below potential (61st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
61.3% Good
Lighting 77.3
Reflection 119
Parallax 83.9
62% 93.5 fps
MRender 77.2
Gravity 73.9
Splatting 66.4
60% 72.5 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$78
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 342 154 155 154 145 155 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 488
Mixed 384
SusWrite 184
87% 390 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 96.3
4K Mixed 54.7
184% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 347
263% 354 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 105%
Great: 114%
WD easystore 240GB
133GB free
Firmware: EF430400
SusWrite @10s intervals: 347 144 135 138 147 151 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
57% Above average
Read 450
Write 308
Mixed 305
SusWrite 177
69% 310 MB/s
4K Read 22.5
4K Write 41.5
4K Mixed 16.7
78% 26.9 MB/s
DQ Read 119
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 34.7
47% 86.4 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 57%
Great: 56%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GBF1X08QFHH38-135-K 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
100% Outstanding
MC Read 39
MC Write 39.9
MC Mixed 26.7
101% 35.2 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 44.7
SC Mixed 30.9
92% 32.2 GB/s
Latency 53.8
74% 53.8 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 100%
Great: 102%

 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 12,743 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 - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,114
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