MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 102%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive275% 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.
Memory48GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 48GB 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)
Memory43.8 GB free of 48 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210420
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 11 '21 at 17:43
Run Duration208 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-11600K-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
102% Outstanding
Memory 81.6
1-Core 180
2-Core 349
110% 203 Pts
4-Core 655
8-Core 1043
108% 849 Pts
64-Core 1,228
82% 1,228 Pts
Poor: 93%
This bench: 102%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDBA3V0010BNC-WRSN 1TB
674GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1528 822 823 831 833 833 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
275% Outstanding
Read 1,512
Write 1,673
Mixed 1,189
SusWrite 945
299% 1,330 MB/s
4K Read 53.1
4K Write 234
4K Mixed 82.6
310% 123 MB/s
DQ Read 1,545
DQ Write 1,249
DQ Mixed 1,389
1,042% 1,394 MB/s
Poor: 165%
This bench: 275%
Great: 271%
Crucial MX500 1TB-$100
558GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 459 458 461 460 461 461 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 497
Write 462
Mixed 395
SusWrite 460
102% 454 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 52.3
175% 63.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 287
233% 331 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 118%
Great: 126%
CT500MX500SSD4 500GB
156GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 448 454 447 455 453 447 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 461
Mixed 421
SusWrite 450
103% 459 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 52.4
183% 65.8 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 287
230% 322 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 119%
Great: 124%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMW32GX4M2E3200C16 029E CMW16GX4M2C3200C16 029E CMW32GX4M2E3200C16 029E CMW16GX4M2C3200C16 48GB
3200, 3200, 3200, 3200 MHz
16384, 8192, 16384, 8192 MB
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
115% Outstanding
MC Read 42.1
MC Write 43.3
MC Mixed 39.7
119% 41.7 GB/s
SC Read 27.3
SC Write 44.4
SC Mixed 34.9
102% 35.5 GB/s
Latency 77.6
52% 77.6 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 115%
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 14,154 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 150%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 151%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,146
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CPUGPUSSD
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HDDRAMUSB
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