MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 121%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 132%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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.
Graphics116% 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 Drive181% 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)
Memory8.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210130
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateJun 06 '21 at 04:13
Run Duration255 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%
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 PC Performing as expected (52nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i9-10900K-$552
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Memory 95.3
1-Core 155
2-Core 311
105% 187 Pts
4-Core 609
8-Core 1,214
112% 912 Pts
64-Core 2,063
138% 2,063 Pts
Poor: 93%
This bench: 105%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$510
CLim: 2115 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 465.89
Performing below potential (48th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
116% Outstanding
Lighting 146
Reflection 208
Parallax 129
118% 161 fps
MRender 189
Gravity 133
Splatting 115
114% 146 fps
Poor: 106%
This bench: 116%
Great: 127%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Nvme PNY CS2130 2TB S
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS213530 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1236 206 278 205 305 216 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
181% Outstanding
Read 1,122
Write 2,407
Mixed 1,339
SusWrite 408
299% 1,319 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 67.2
224% 82.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1176
DQ Write 681
DQ Mixed 904
679% 920 MB/s
Poor: 181%
This bench: 181%
Great: 363%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$137
312GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 485 486 485 486 486 486 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
127% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 486
Mixed 446
SusWrite 485
109% 483 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 59.4
196% 68 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 355
267% 357 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 127%
Great: 135%
Toshiba HDWF180 8TB
7.5TB free
Firmware: GX0B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 236 244 237 239 247 237 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
141% Outstanding
Read 249
Write 238
Mixed 89.9
SusWrite 240
148% 204 MB/s
4K Read 2.6
4K Write 6.6
4K Mixed 0.7
308% 3.3 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 141%
Great: 133%
USB3.0 1TB
931GB free
Firmware: 0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 163 163 164 164 164 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
93.9% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 154
Mixed 109
SusWrite 164
109% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
217% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 93.9%
Great: 102%
WD My Passport 2627 5TB
3.5TB free, PID 2627
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 18 18 19 18 19 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
23.5% Poor
Read 26.3
Write 27.8
Mixed 25.1
SusWrite 18.2
33% 24.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1
210% 2.53 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 23.5%
Great: 67%
WD My Passport 0827 3TB
59GB free, PID 0827
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 22 22 21 22 21 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
14% Very poor
Read 28.8
Write 25.2
Mixed 19.6
SusWrite 21.9
32% 23.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
81% 1 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 14%
Great: 49%
WD My Book 1230 4TB
598GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 91 90 91 91 90 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
39.3% Below average
Read 97.5
Write 97.9
Mixed 71.8
SusWrite 90.4
121% 89.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
92% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 39.3%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown GD2.1527WH.002 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
70.6% Very good
MC Read 27.6
MC Write 25.8
MC Mixed 19.4
69% 24.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 26.5
SC Mixed 23.5
63% 22.1 GB/s
Latency 56.1
71% 56.1 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 98%

 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 13,948 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 149%
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Desktop
Desktop 102%
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Workstation
Workstation 151%
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Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,157
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