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 (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 103%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive283% 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)
Memory43.9 GB free of 48 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210420
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 16 '21 at 00:04
Run Duration208 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Memory 82.5
1-Core 178
2-Core 348
110% 203 Pts
4-Core 663
8-Core 1,026
108% 844 Pts
64-Core 1269
85% 1269 Pts
Poor: 93%
This bench: 103%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDBA3V0010BNC-WRSN 1TB
669GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1565 842 843 842 844 843 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
283% Outstanding
Read 1,579
Write 1,848
Mixed 1,431
SusWrite 963
328% 1,456 MB/s
4K Read 54.8
4K Write 244
4K Mixed 84.7
321% 128 MB/s
DQ Read 1557
DQ Write 1,265
DQ Mixed 1,387
1,045% 1,403 MB/s
Poor: 168%
This bench: 283%
Great: 271%
Crucial MX500 1TB-$100
551GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 466 468 467 467 467 403 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 424
Mixed 361
SusWrite 456
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 40.2
143% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 288
226% 312 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 107%
Great: 126%
CT500MX500SSD4 500GB
136GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 464 458 427 462 466 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 466
Mixed 445
SusWrite 457
105% 467 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 54.2
182% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 285
231% 329 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 120%
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)
116% Outstanding
MC Read 42.5
MC Write 44.1
MC Mixed 39.9
120% 42.2 GB/s
SC Read 26.5
SC Write 44.7
SC Mixed 34.5
101% 35.2 GB/s
Latency 76
53% 76 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 116%
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 14,174 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: $1,136
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HDDRAMUSB
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