MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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.
Graphics72.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive281% 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)
Memory44 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 17:48
Run Duration207 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%
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 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$259
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Memory 82.8
1-Core 179
2-Core 353
111% 205 Pts
4-Core 651
8-Core 1,036
107% 844 Pts
64-Core 1,222
82% 1,222 Pts
Poor: 94%
This bench: 102%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$280
Asus(1043 86AB) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2265 MHz, MLim: 3230 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.63
Performing below potential (16th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
72.3% Very good
Lighting 91.9
Reflection 90.9
Parallax 83.7
74% 88.8 fps
MRender 93.3
Gravity 85.7
Splatting 76
70% 85 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 81%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDBA3V0010BNC-WRSN 1TB
674GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1528 833 837 835 838 825 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
281% Outstanding
Read 1,561
Write 1,724
Mixed 1,371
SusWrite 949
315% 1,401 MB/s
4K Read 55.1
4K Write 239
4K Mixed 83.3
317% 126 MB/s
DQ Read 1,589
DQ Write 1285
DQ Mixed 1,409
1,062% 1,428 MB/s
Poor: 165%
This bench: 281%
Great: 270%
Crucial MX500 1TB-$96
558GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 458 466 466 464 466 414 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 468
Mixed 410
SusWrite 456
104% 461 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 54.1
182% 66.4 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 287
232% 329 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 121%
Great: 125%
CT500MX500SSD4 500GB
156GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 458 451 458 457 451 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 465
Mixed 408
SusWrite 455
103% 459 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 55.1
183% 66.2 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 288
230% 322 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 120%
Great: 123%
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 42.3
MC Write 43.4
MC Mixed 39.8
120% 41.8 GB/s
SC Read 27.1
SC Write 44.5
SC Mixed 34
100% 35.2 GB/s
Latency 75.6
53% 75.6 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 12,776 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 149%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 150%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,119
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