MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 95.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics90.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at 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)
Memory10.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200521
Uptime13.5 Days
Run DateNov 26 '21 at 06:37
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%
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 PC Performing as expected (47th 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-$250
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
Memory 93.3
1-Core 138
2-Core 274
96% 168 Pts
4-Core 530
8-Core 870
89% 700 Pts
64-Core 1,102
74% 1,102 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$390
Dell(1028 3759) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 461.37
Performing below potential (70th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
90.1% Outstanding
Lighting 116
Reflection 106
Parallax 110
93% 111 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 102
Splatting 92.6
86% 110 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 95%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Pc611 NVMe SK hynix 256GB
92GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11001111 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 635
Write 597
Mixed 626
138% 619 MB/s
4K Read 52.7
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 68.6
228% 78.7 MB/s
DQ Read 844
DQ Write 725
DQ Mixed 938
661% 836 MB/s
Poor: 113% Great: 208%
Microsoft Storage Space Device 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0.1
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 140
Write 85.7
Mixed 80.6
76% 102 MB/s
4K Read 2.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1.1
262% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 40% Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL16-18-18 D4-3000 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
51.2% Above average
MC Read 18.6
MC Write 17.7
MC Mixed 14.2
48% 16.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 16.8
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 61.5
65% 61.5 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 104%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 36: 4R 3G 7B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
36% 52% 27 325 258 144 27" 1920 1080 DEL41E7 DELL S2721HGF
Typical Z490-A PRO (MS-7C75) Builds (Compare 18,126 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 148%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 150%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $160

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