MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 106%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics5.91% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive209% 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.
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
2 months ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201123
Uptime8.5 Days
Run DateJun 21 '21 at 01:55
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-10700K-$309
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Memory 96.1
1-Core 154
2-Core 309
104% 186 Pts
4-Core 618
8-Core 1,197
112% 907 Pts
64-Core 1,664
112% 1,664 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 106%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel UHD Graphics 630
MSI(1462 7C75) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 27.20.100.8681
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
5.91% Terrible
Lighting 6.2
Reflection 10.6
Parallax 9.2
5% 8.67 fps
MRender 12.3
Gravity 7.9
Splatting 12.4
7% 10.9 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 5.91%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$110
729GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1483 801 797 813 817 815 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
209% Outstanding
Read 1,536
Write 1,760
Mixed 1,282
SusWrite 921
309% 1,375 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 64.3
213% 74.6 MB/s
DQ Read 691
DQ Write 414
DQ Mixed 559
414% 555 MB/s
Poor: 177%
This bench: 209%
Great: 271%
Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 16GB
14GB free, PID 6545
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1.4 2.4 1.9 1.8 2.2 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
4.64% Terrible
Read 23.6
Write 16
Mixed 4.2
SusWrite 2
13% 11.4 MB/s
4K Read 3.3
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
12% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.64%
Great: 6%
USB DISK 3.0 124GB
115GB free, PID 6400
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 15 7.1 9.8 4.9 2.7 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
19.9% Very poor
Read 39
Write 34
Mixed 36.1
SusWrite 9.4
38% 29.6 MB/s
4K Read 7.6
4K Write 3.4
4K Mixed 4.3
290% 5.1 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 19.9%
Great: 56%
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 @ 3400 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
MC Read 37.1
MC Write 37.4
MC Mixed 25.8
96% 33.4 GB/s
SC Read 21.3
SC Write 43.9
SC Mixed 29.4
90% 31.5 GB/s
Latency 53.7
74% 53.7 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 107%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 9 23 1 75 27" 2048 1152 HPN3491 Pavilion 27q
Typical Z490-A PRO (MS-7C75) Builds (Compare 14,186 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 149%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 151%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,168
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