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 (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 105%, 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 00:09
Run Duration208 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Memory 82.4
1-Core 150
2-Core 345
103% 193 Pts
4-Core 686
8-Core 1,020
110% 853 Pts
64-Core 1248
84% 1248 Pts
Poor: 93%
This bench: 105%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDBA3V0010BNC-WRSN 1TB
669GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1572 840 842 838 842 837 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
283% Outstanding
Read 1,574
Write 1,849
Mixed 1438
SusWrite 962
328% 1,456 MB/s
4K Read 55.4
4K Write 243
4K Mixed 84.7
321% 128 MB/s
DQ Read 1,558
DQ Write 1,273
DQ Mixed 1398
1,052% 1,410 MB/s
Poor: 168%
This bench: 283%
Great: 271%
Crucial MX500 1TB-$100
551GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 448 467 470 466 468 467 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 424
Mixed 364
SusWrite 465
99% 441 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 39.4
142% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 275
218% 302 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 107%
Great: 126%
CT500MX500SSD4 500GB
136GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 463 466 466 467 463 462 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 460
Mixed 447
SusWrite 464
106% 470 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 55.6
185% 67.2 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 287
232% 329 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 122%
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 42.6
MC Write 44.3
MC Mixed 39.8
121% 42.2 GB/s
SC Read 26.5
SC Write 44
SC Mixed 34.3
100% 34.9 GB/s
Latency 76.2
52% 76.2 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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