MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 112%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 102%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics105% 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 Drive196% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory26.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20211020
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 16 '22 at 06:22
Run Duration243 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-10700K-$320
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Memory 94.5
1-Core 156
2-Core 306
104% 186 Pts
4-Core 584
8-Core 1,054
102% 819 Pts
64-Core 1,695
114% 1,695 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 102%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 6600-XT-$380
MSI(1462 5020) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 8GB, Driver: 22.1.1
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 123
Reflection 140
Parallax 241
100% 168 fps
MRender 230
Gravity 120
Splatting 153
111% 168 fps
Poor: 97%
This bench: 105%
Great: 107%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G-1006 512GB
410GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HPS2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 832 430 430 430 429 428 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
196% Outstanding
Read 1,568
Write 1,468
Mixed 1,263
SusWrite 496
268% 1,199 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 63.5
217% 77.1 MB/s
DQ Read 976
DQ Write 610
DQ Mixed 825
606% 804 MB/s
Poor: 126%
This bench: 196%
Great: 228%
Crucial P5 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$105
653GB free
Firmware: P4CR324 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1517 1892 1793 1786 1787 1794 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
310% Outstanding
Read 2,499
Write 987
Mixed 1,632
SusWrite 1,762
384% 1,720 MB/s
4K Read 50.6
4K Write 99.3
4K Mixed 60.3
206% 70.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,014
DQ Write 737
DQ Mixed 891
661% 880 MB/s
Poor: 157%
This bench: 310%
Great: 377%
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$36
843GB free
Firmware: AX1R2C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 82 83 84 83 83 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
48% Average
Read 84.3
Write 79.3
Mixed 31.9
SusWrite 82.9
51% 69.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
106% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 48%
Great: 61%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$87
673GB free
Firmware: CC68
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 116 115 116 115 115 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
67.8% Good
Read 122
Write 115
Mixed 65
SusWrite 115
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
160% 1 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 67%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$68
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 160 166 165 165 165 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
72.7% Very good
Read 91.2
Write 136
Mixed 67.9
SusWrite 162
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
55% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 90%
Seagate Expansion+ 1TB
34GB free
Firmware: 0502
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 17 17 16 17 17 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
21.4% Poor
Read 58
Write 14.2
Mixed 22.7
SusWrite 16.5
21% 27.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.2
50% 0.37 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 21.4%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMW32GX4M2E3200C16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
91.7% Outstanding
MC Read 34.7
MC Write 36.6
MC Mixed 24.8
92% 32 GB/s
SC Read 20.1
SC Write 41.6
SC Mixed 28.7
86% 30.1 GB/s
Latency 58.6
68% 58.6 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 91.7%
Great: 114%

 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 22,889 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 - $97

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,090
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