MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 146%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 145%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 96.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics159% 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201013
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 14 '21 at 04:23
Run Duration198 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU4%
Watch Gameplay: 3070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (42nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-10700F-$301
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
96.2% Outstanding
Memory 90.2
1-Core 142
2-Core 283
97% 172 Pts
4-Core 549
8-Core 980
96% 764 Pts
64-Core 1,428
96% 1,428 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 96.2%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3070-$500
Asus(1043 87BC) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 472.12
Performing below potential (77th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
159% Outstanding
Lighting 230
Reflection 207
Parallax 222
186% 220 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 151
Splatting 134
128% 161 fps
Poor: 115%
This bench: 159%
Great: 167%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$130
138GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,543
Write 2,379
Mixed 1800
499% 2,241 MB/s
4K Read 62
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 81.7
276% 96.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,148
DQ Write 757
DQ Mixed 970
719% 958 MB/s
Poor: 241% Great: 390%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$50
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 212 193 171 211 200 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
60.5% Good
Read 11.2
Write 126
Mixed 26.4
SusWrite 200
66% 90.8 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$68
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (18th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
68.5% Good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 26.4
MC Mixed 19.6
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 23.9
SC Mixed 19.7
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 67
60% 67 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 109%

 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 9 7 60 31.5" 1280 720 GSM772A LG QHD
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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