MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 155%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 157%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 105%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics148% 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 Drive112% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory23.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210130
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateMay 28 '21 at 22:53
Run Duration176 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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-$320
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Memory 94.8
1-Core 157
2-Core 312
105% 188 Pts
4-Core 619
8-Core 1093
107% 856 Pts
64-Core 1,658
111% 1,658 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 105%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$1,089
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 3097 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
148% Outstanding
Lighting 184
Reflection 193
Parallax 190
149% 189 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 192
Splatting 129
148% 154 fps
Poor: 117%
This bench: 148%
Great: 149%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 1TB-$109
616GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 470 461 467 455 478 472 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 463
Write 472
Mixed 352
SusWrite 467
99% 438 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 46.7
158% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 280
228% 326 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 112%
Great: 119%
Crucial MX500 500GB-$58
169GB free
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 454 453 457 416 392 387 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 467
Write 426
Mixed 434
SusWrite 426
99% 438 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 51.6
169% 60 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 293
239% 339 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 114%
Great: 125%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$50
210GB free
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 227 212 167 186 175 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
67.6% Good
Read 372
Write 257
Mixed 164
SusWrite 211
56% 251 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 59.1
4K Mixed 24
104% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 152
DQ Mixed 161
128% 181 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 67.6%
Great: 115%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$100
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 115 115 115 115 115 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
67.2% Good
Read 120
Write 99.8
Mixed 98.8
SusWrite 114
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.6
140% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 68%
WD Elements 2620 4TB
3TB free, PID 2620
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 106 105 106 105 106 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
46.9% Average
Read 84.1
Write 94.5
Mixed 74.4
SusWrite 106
124% 89.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.8
158% 1.93 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
99.2% Outstanding
MC Read 35.3
MC Write 40.2
MC Mixed 31.1
102% 35.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 42.9
SC Mixed 29.9
84% 29.2 GB/s
Latency 57.8
69% 57.8 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 99.2%
Great: 115%

 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 13,954 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 149%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 151%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,157
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Intel Core i7-10700K $320Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $29Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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