MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (87th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 13 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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.
Graphics142% 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.
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
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210420
Uptime2.9 Days
Run DateJul 29 '21 at 20:57
Run Duration82 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%
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 PC Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-10700KF-$300
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 96.2
1-Core 156
2-Core 306
105% 186 Pts
4-Core 620
8-Core 1,231
114% 926 Pts
64-Core 1,673
112% 1,673 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 106%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$790
MSI(1462 3721) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2310 MHz, MLim: 4000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 471.41
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
142% Outstanding
Lighting 183
Reflection 259
Parallax 5.4
148% 149 fps
MRender 210
Gravity 160
Splatting 136
135% 169 fps
Poor: 112%
This bench: 142%
Great: 141%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$75
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,603
Write 2,420
Mixed 1,815
507% 2,279 MB/s
4K Read 65.7
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 87.6
293% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,231
DQ Write 907
DQ Mixed 1,089
808% 1,076 MB/s
Poor: 205% Great: 333%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL16-20-20 D4-3200 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
86.1% Excellent
MC Read 28.5
MC Write 36
MC Mixed 22.9
83% 29.1 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 43.5
SC Mixed 29
89% 31.1 GB/s
Latency 53.1
75% 53.1 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 104%

 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 15,508 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 148%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 149%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $178

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,179
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