MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 95%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics35.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210629
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 18 '21 at 23:48
Run Duration246 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU7%
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 PC Performing above expectations (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-10600K-$226
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
95% Outstanding
Memory 95.4
1-Core 139
2-Core 256
95% 163 Pts
4-Core 508
8-Core 843
86% 676 Pts
64-Core 1,107
74% 1,107 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 95%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
35.1% Below average
Lighting 43.9
Reflection 43
Parallax 40.6
36% 42.5 fps
MRender 38.3
Gravity 43.9
Splatting 28.8
35% 37 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 35.1%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$90
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 502
Write 478
Mixed 374
101% 452 MB/s
4K Read 41.1
4K Write 89
4K Mixed 50.9
175% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 228
204% 308 MB/s
Poor: 66% Great: 116%
Hitachi HDT725032VLA360 320GB
298GB free
Firmware: V54OA73A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 68 68 68 69 69 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
39.7% Below average
Read 69.9
Write 63.8
Mixed 38.8
SusWrite 68
44% 60.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 39.7%
Great: 40%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
653GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 157 158 158 158 154 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
94.3% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 149
Mixed 97
SusWrite 156
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
231% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 94.3%
Great: 108%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$152
89GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 50 51 51 52 52 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
31.8% Below average
Read 59.1
Write 55.5
Mixed 41.7
SusWrite 51
38% 51.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
141% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 31.8%
Great: 59%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$80
101GB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 103 101 103 103 101 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
62.3% Good
Read 116
Write 114
Mixed 23
SusWrite 101
64% 88.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
156% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
MC Read 37.2
MC Write 39.6
MC Mixed 26.6
98% 34.5 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 40.4
SC Mixed 29.7
86% 30.3 GB/s
Latency 55.9
72% 55.9 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 109%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 14: 1R 2G 3B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
14% 7% 84 110 6 60 40.1" 1280 720 SAM0B60 SAMSUNG
History: Score 19: 3R 1G 1B | Score 14: 1R 2G 3B
Typical Z490-A PRO (MS-7C75) Builds (Compare 16,666 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 147%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 149%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,113
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