MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 122%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 130%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics130% 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 Drive269% 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.
SystemMicro-Star US Desktop Aegis RS
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210416
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 15 '21 at 21:34
Run Duration217 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-11700K-$340
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Memory 75.6
1-Core 177
2-Core 266
98% 173 Pts
4-Core 596
8-Core 1,104
106% 850 Pts
64-Core 1,715
115% 1,715 Pts
Poor: 91%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
MSI(1462 3972) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 471.41
Performing below potential (40th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
130% Outstanding
Lighting 176
Reflection 171
Parallax 159
142% 168 fps
MRender 188
Gravity 135
Splatting 116
116% 146 fps
Poor: 119%
This bench: 130%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$99
886GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 32B3T8EA Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1065 829 832 825 863 897 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
269% Outstanding
Read 2,764
Write 1,453
Mixed 1572
SusWrite 885
370% 1,669 MB/s
4K Read 68.4
4K Write 80.8
4K Mixed 73.7
241% 74.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,190
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 282
302% 534 MB/s
Poor: 185%
This bench: 269%
Great: 374%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$39
911GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 190 194 187 195 187 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 206
Write 183
Mixed 88.7
SusWrite 191
122% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
169% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 114%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 3000 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
73.1% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 26.3
MC Mixed 20.5
71% 24.7 GB/s
SC Read 24.8
SC Write 35.9
SC Mixed 27.6
84% 29.4 GB/s
Latency 89.1
45% 89.1 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 97%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 44: 5R 5G 4B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
44% 14% 100 304 215 60 7.2" 1920 1080 GSM0001 LG TV
History: Score 9: 1R 1G 1B | Score 44: 5R 5G 4B
Typical Z490-A PRO (MS-7C75) Builds (Compare 18,151 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 148%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 149%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,104
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