Asus PRIME Z490-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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.
Graphics58.4% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive53.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z490-A  (all builds)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210415
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJun 15 '21 at 14:31
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i9-10850K-$400
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Memory 95
1-Core 163
2-Core 321
108% 193 Pts
4-Core 620
8-Core 1,180
112% 900 Pts
64-Core 2,097
141% 2,097 Pts
Poor: 94%
This bench: 105%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1619 MHz, MLim: 1852 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 466.77
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
58.4% Above average
Lighting 72.5
Reflection 79.3
Parallax 69.5
59% 73.8 fps
MRender 71.1
Gravity 72.4
Splatting 63.5
58% 69 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 56%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 870 QVO 1TB-$100
561GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVQ01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 79 80 80 79 81 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
53.6% Above average
Read 461
Write 32.4
Mixed 105
SusWrite 79.7
36% 170 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 36.9
4K Mixed 22.7
79% 26.5 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 82.5
DQ Mixed 108
86% 124 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 129%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$79
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
MC Read 36.6
MC Write 36.9
MC Mixed 25.2
94% 32.9 GB/s
SC Read 20.5
SC Write 42.3
SC Mixed 30.5
89% 31.1 GB/s
Latency 57.1
70% 57.1 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 108%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical PRIME Z490-A Builds (Compare 8,704 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 149%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 150%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z490-A - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $1,302
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