MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 159%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 167%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 104%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics154% 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 Drive274% 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.
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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory27.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210420
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '21 at 00:51
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%
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 PC Performing as expected (56th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-11700K-$360
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Memory 78
1-Core 177
2-Core 364
110% 206 Pts
4-Core 696
8-Core 1,322
125% 1,009 Pts
64-Core 1,698
114% 1,698 Pts
Poor: 93%
This bench: 104%
Great: 116%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3070-$500
EVGA(3842 3767) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.77
Performing below potential (54th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
154% Outstanding
Lighting 221
Reflection 199
Parallax 190
179% 203 fps
MRender 185
Gravity 148
Splatting 131
124% 155 fps
Poor: 126%
This bench: 154%
Great: 164%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$110
828GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1541 831 837 839 835 833 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
274% Outstanding
Read 1,533
Write 1,637
Mixed 1,330
SusWrite 953
307% 1,363 MB/s
4K Read 50.3
4K Write 216
4K Mixed 79.9
293% 116 MB/s
DQ Read 1,606
DQ Write 1,294
DQ Mixed 1,405
1,064% 1,435 MB/s
Poor: 175%
This bench: 274%
Great: 274%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$80
345GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 143 142 146 146 144 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
89.6% Excellent
Read 169
Write 142
Mixed 86.3
SusWrite 144
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 114%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
380GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 125 126 125 120 125 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
Read 181
Write 169
Mixed 90.4
SusWrite 124
104% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
232% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
89.6% Excellent
MC Read 35.1
MC Write 34.3
MC Mixed 27.4
92% 32.3 GB/s
SC Read 23.4
SC Write 34.3
SC Mixed 26.4
80% 28 GB/s
Latency 84.3
47% 84.3 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 111%

 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 13,873 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 149%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 151%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,140
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