MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics97.7% 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 Drive311% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210930
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 14 '21 at 19:14
Run Duration229 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-10400F-$169
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
82.5% Excellent
Memory 87.6
1-Core 117
2-Core 217
82% 141 Pts
4-Core 416
8-Core 711
71% 564 Pts
64-Core 972
65% 972 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 471.96
Performing below potential (66th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
97.7% Outstanding
Lighting 122
Reflection 132
Parallax 122
99% 125 fps
MRender 94.5
Gravity 124
Splatting 112
97% 110 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 97.7%
Great: 106%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$155
686GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2312 2151 1194 1186 1173 1181 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
311% Outstanding
Read 2431
Write 2,268
Mixed 1,589
SusWrite 1,533
438% 1,955 MB/s
4K Read 54.7
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 78.9
257% 90.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,042
DQ Write 748
DQ Mixed 927
684% 905 MB/s
Poor: 209%
This bench: 311%
Great: 357%
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$155
408GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1564 1288 1288 1295 1251 1129 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
301% Outstanding
Read 2,472
Write 2,308
Mixed 1,667
SusWrite 1,303
434% 1,937 MB/s
4K Read 57.2
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 78
260% 91.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,066
DQ Write 809
DQ Mixed 968
715% 947 MB/s
Poor: 209%
This bench: 301%
Great: 357%
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 8GB-$7
7GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5 5.9 5.4 4.8 5.4 5.4 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
21% Poor
Read 119
Write 3.2
Mixed 4.2
SusWrite 5.3
25% 32.9 MB/s
4K Read 11.2
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
42% 3.73 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 21%
Great: 22%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
72.9% Very good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 22.5
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 27.8
SC Mixed 19.5
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 69.9
57% 69.9 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 97%

 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 12 10 60 27" 1280 720 ACR06C6 KG271
Typical Z490-A PRO (MS-7C75) Builds (Compare 16,466 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 - $165

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,161
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