MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 92%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive40.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210420
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateNov 25 '21 at 16:12
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$168
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
92% Outstanding
Memory 96.3
1-Core 126
2-Core 242
90% 155 Pts
4-Core 472
8-Core 776
79% 624 Pts
64-Core 987
66% 987 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 92%
Great: 93%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kioxia-exceria SATA SSD 480GB
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFA15.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 445 202 85 175 147 161 MB/s
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
40.5% Average
Read 203
Write 105
Mixed 89.4
SusWrite 202
34% 150 MB/s
4K Read 18.6
4K Write 19.2
4K Mixed 11
52% 16.3 MB/s
DQ Read 14
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 219
134% 140 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 40.5%
Great: 101%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$39
89GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 105 106 105 104 105 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
84.8% Excellent
Read 191
Write 176
Mixed 80.9
SusWrite 104
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 84.8%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-3200 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
99.2% Outstanding
MC Read 39.4
MC Write 39.1
MC Mixed 27
100% 35.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.9
SC Write 42.4
SC Mixed 28.8
86% 30 GB/s
Latency 53
76% 53 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 99.2%
Great: 108%

 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 18,169 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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HDDRAMUSB
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