MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 222%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 231%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 104%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics224% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive41% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory24.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210130
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 12 '21 at 20:38
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i9-11900K-$518
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
104% Outstanding
Memory 81.9
1-Core 180
2-Core 360
112% 207 Pts
4-Core 672
8-Core 1,238
119% 955 Pts
64-Core 1,676
112% 1,676 Pts
Poor: 98%
This bench: 104%
Great: 119%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3090-$1,500
Nvidia(10DE 147D) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 4875 MHz, Ram: 24GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
224% Outstanding
Lighting 290
Reflection 270
Parallax 317
235% 293 fps
MRender 333
Gravity 249
Splatting 179
211% 254 fps
Poor: 191%
This bench: 224%
Great: 256%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 QVO 1TB-$110
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVQ02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 60 30 29 29 29 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
41% Average
Read 314
Write 34.8
Mixed 52.5
SusWrite 35.6
23% 109 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 29.4
4K Mixed 19.7
69% 22.6 MB/s
DQ Read 179
DQ Write 37.3
DQ Mixed 52.9
53% 89.7 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 41%
Great: 123%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$125
450GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 455 448 448 452 456 460 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 481
Write 454
Mixed 428
SusWrite 453
102% 454 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 62.4
207% 72.5 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 326
246% 329 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 126%
Great: 134%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
426GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 114 114 114 113 114 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
85% Excellent
Read 182
Write 142
Mixed 95.3
SusWrite 114
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
226% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 85%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-3200 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
62.7% Good
MC Read 27.9
MC Write 20.2
MC Mixed 16.7
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 20.2
SC Mixed 21.6
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 77.1
52% 77.1 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 62.7%
Great: 110%

 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 13,820 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 149%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 150%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,145
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