MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 108%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 108%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics96.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive293% 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210130
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 25 '21 at 14:52
Run Duration189 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-11700K-$380
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Memory 81
1-Core 180
2-Core 347
110% 202 Pts
4-Core 717
8-Core 1315
127% 1,016 Pts
64-Core 1,712
115% 1,712 Pts
Poor: 95%
This bench: 108%
Great: 116%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3060-$330
Zotac(19DA 4630) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3750 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 466.47
Performing below potential (49th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
96.4% Outstanding
Lighting 129
Reflection 116
Parallax 122
104% 122 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 102
Splatting 88.8
87% 111 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 103%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial P2 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$119
881GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR031 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1719 1725 1727 1732 1731 1715 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
293% Outstanding
Read 1122
Write 1,710
Mixed 1,213
SusWrite 1,725
328% 1,442 MB/s
4K Read 56.8
4K Write 242
4K Mixed 83.2
321% 127 MB/s
DQ Read 713
DQ Write 1,287
DQ Mixed 874
699% 958 MB/s
Poor: 98%
This bench: 293%
Great: 285%
Lexar 500GB SSD 500GB
401GB free
Firmware: V2.11.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1445 1439 1429 1438 1385 502 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
253% Outstanding
Read 1,932
Write 1,406
Mixed 997
SusWrite 1,273
313% 1402 MB/s
4K Read 58.1
4K Write 204
4K Mixed 45.6
254% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 197
DQ Write 850
DQ Mixed 63.9
183% 370 MB/s
Poor: 131%
This bench: 253%
Great: 256%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMW16GX4M2E3200C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
58.8% Above average
MC Read 28.1
MC Write 18.7
MC Mixed 14.7
59% 20.5 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 17.8
SC Mixed 18.4
53% 18.5 GB/s
Latency 78.8
51% 78.8 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 58.8%
Great: 105%

 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 14,033 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 149%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 150%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,147
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