MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 135%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 146%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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.
Graphics128% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory26.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200521
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateJun 23 '21 at 22:32
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%
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 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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-$500
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
105% Outstanding
Memory 96.4
1-Core 152
2-Core 304
104% 184 Pts
4-Core 607
8-Core 1,212
112% 910 Pts
64-Core 2031
136% 2031 Pts
Poor: 96%
This bench: 105%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$790
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.77
Performing below potential (51st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
128% Outstanding
Lighting 165
Reflection 168
Parallax 170
133% 168 fps
MRender 179
Gravity 147
Splatting 126
122% 151 fps
Poor: 110%
This bench: 128%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$82
328GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 552 555 542 545 525 522 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
176% Outstanding
Read 736
Write 626
Mixed 661
SusWrite 540
144% 641 MB/s
4K Read 60
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 77.6
257% 87.7 MB/s
DQ Read 799
DQ Write 695
DQ Mixed 996
679% 830 MB/s
Poor: 190%
This bench: 176%
Great: 336%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$80
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 40 64 61 78 81 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
61.1% Good
Read 149
Write 121
Mixed 92.7
SusWrite 63.3
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 102%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$109
978GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 120 102 106 102 106 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
79.1% Very good
Read 168
Write 142
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 107
80% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 1.9
355% 2.77 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
88.9% Excellent
MC Read 35
MC Write 33.9
MC Mixed 24.1
89% 31 GB/s
SC Read 20.1
SC Write 34.9
SC Mixed 29
80% 28 GB/s
Latency 52.6
76% 52.6 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 88.9%
Great: 117%

 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% 0 7 6 144 27.2" 1280 720 GSM5B9A 27GN950
Typical Z490-A PRO (MS-7C75) Builds (Compare 13,853 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 149%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 150%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,145
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