MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
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 97.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics51.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive129% 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 MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200521
Uptime14.2 Days
Run DateDec 29 '21 at 06:45
Run Duration228 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%

 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 i5-10600K-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
Memory 92.8
1-Core 143
2-Core 277
97% 171 Pts
4-Core 553
8-Core 899
92% 726 Pts
64-Core 1,137
76% 1,137 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$325
Asus(1043 04ED) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.10.35.02
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
51.7% Above average
Lighting 66.4
Reflection 74.2
Parallax 85.5
54% 75.4 fps
MRender 65.4
Gravity 60.6
Splatting 45.8
49% 57.3 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 53%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Spcc M.2 PCIe SSD 1TB
560GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1111A0L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 483 592 150 337 328 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Read 734
Write 573
Mixed 548
SusWrite 388
126% 560 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 22.8
166% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 742
DQ Write 523
DQ Mixed 400
362% 555 MB/s
Poor: 137%
This bench: 129%
Great: 319%
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 (35th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
75.7% Very good
MC Read 27.6
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 23.1
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 29
SC Mixed 24.5
67% 23.6 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 112%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 71: 9R 8G 2B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
71% 49% 39 273 192 120 27" 2560 1440 GBT270B G27QC
History: Score 40: 2R 7G 9B | Score 69: 9R 8G 0B | Score 71: 9R 8G 2B
Typical Z490-A PRO (MS-7C75) Builds (Compare 22,738 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 - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,103
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