Asus PRIME Z490-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 92.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics50.8% 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 Drive79.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z490-A  (all builds)
Memory20.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200529
Uptime5.7 Days
Run DateJun 01 '21 at 03:16
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%
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 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
92.6% Outstanding
Memory 83.5
1-Core 145
2-Core 279
95% 169 Pts
4-Core 546
8-Core 938
93% 742 Pts
64-Core 1,526
102% 1,526 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 92.6%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti-$400
Nvidia(10DE 147A) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3600 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.11
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
50.8% Above average
Lighting 0.3
Reflection 162
Parallax 126
0% 95.9 fps
MRender 173
Gravity 130
Splatting 114
110% 139 fps
Poor: 113%
This bench: 50.8%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 250GB-$90
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 155 119 130 130 150 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
79.4% Very good
Read 498
Write 477
Mixed 266
SusWrite 140
77% 346 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 86.9
4K Mixed 29.5
121% 47 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 230
196% 289 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 104%
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$169
71GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 964 760 702 669 633 585 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
225% Outstanding
Read 1,349
Write 1123
Mixed 1,144
SusWrite 719
243% 1,084 MB/s
4K Read 54.7
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 75.1
245% 84.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,258
DQ Write 1,047
DQ Mixed 1,132
853% 1,146 MB/s
Poor: 230%
This bench: 225%
Great: 363%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
578GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 157 159 159 159 156 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
Read 155
Write 154
Mixed 107
SusWrite 158
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
244% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
66.2% Good
MC Read 23.8
MC Write 26
MC Mixed 20
66% 23.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 25.9
SC Mixed 20.5
58% 20.4 GB/s
Latency 74.3
54% 74.3 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 114%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical PRIME Z490-A Builds (Compare 8,733 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 149%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 150%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z490-A - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,302
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