MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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.
Graphics90.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive293% 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.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB 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)
Memory56.7 GB free of 64 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210130
Uptime2.4 Days
Run DateJun 23 '21 at 17:41
Run Duration335 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU1%
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 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i9-10900K-$580
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
104% Outstanding
Memory 93.8
1-Core 156
2-Core 305
104% 185 Pts
4-Core 607
8-Core 1,188
111% 898 Pts
64-Core 1,973
132% 1,973 Pts
Poor: 93%
This bench: 104%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super)-$480
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 462.59
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
90.1% Outstanding
Lighting 103
Reflection 142
Parallax 102
83% 116 fps
MRender 180
Gravity 111
Splatting 104
98% 132 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 108%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$78
256GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1101 831 801 802 819 820 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
293% Outstanding
Read 2,595
Write 2,376
Mixed 1731
SusWrite 862
422% 1,891 MB/s
4K Read 65.7
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 88.1
295% 103 MB/s
DQ Read 1,161
DQ Write 864
DQ Mixed 1,034
767% 1,020 MB/s
Poor: 211%
This bench: 293%
Great: 333%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$137
762GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 914 507 509 508 507 506 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 84% Great: 135%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 4TB
3TB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 244 270 277 278 274 276 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
147% Outstanding
Read 240
Write 195
Mixed 11.7
SusWrite 270
128% 179 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 1.5
350% 2.97 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 147%
Great: 228%
Seagate BUP Portable 5TB
427GB free
Firmware: 1707
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 74 73 73 73 74 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
34.9% Below average
Read 48
Write 68.6
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 72.7
48% 64.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.5
153% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 34.9%
Great: 70%
WD My Passport 25E2 3TB
246GB free, PID 25e2
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 58 57 58 57 58 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
37.7% Below average
Read 55.8
Write 57.2
Mixed 50.1
SusWrite 57.6
76% 55.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 0.7
214% 2.3 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 37.7%
Great: 62%
WD Elements 25A2 1TB
436GB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 120 118 119 120 119 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
67.2% Good
Read 131
Write 113
Mixed 82.1
SusWrite 119
148% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 7.1
4K Mixed 0.8
274% 3.13 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 4x16GB
4 of 4 slots used
64GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 37.8
MC Write 39.2
MC Mixed 29.9
102% 35.6 GB/s
SC Read 20.8
SC Write 45.2
SC Mixed 31.3
93% 32.4 GB/s
Latency 60.4
66% 60.4 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 101%
Great: 132%

 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% 1 110 6 60 23.8" 2048 1152 DELD0FE DELL P2421D
Typical Z490-A PRO (MS-7C75) Builds (Compare 14,012 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 - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,147
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