MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 127%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 119%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 93.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics134% 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 Drive247% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210420
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 23 '22 at 21:18
Run Duration252 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%
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 PC Performing above expectations (84th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-11400F-$150
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
Memory 83.6
1-Core 152
2-Core 278
96% 171 Pts
4-Core 551
8-Core 873
91% 712 Pts
64-Core 1,148
77% 1,148 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti-$400
EVGA(3842 4667) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 511.23
Performing below potential (64th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
134% Outstanding
Lighting 187
Reflection 170
Parallax 176
151% 178 fps
MRender 182
Gravity 134
Splatting 116
114% 144 fps
Poor: 120%
This bench: 134%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SA2000M8250G 250GB
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42105
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1140 1182 604 270 272 271 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
247% Outstanding
Read 1,520
Write 1145
Mixed 1,038
SusWrite 623
241% 1,081 MB/s
4K Read 69.4
4K Write 218
4K Mixed 95.6
343% 128 MB/s
DQ Read 817
DQ Write 1,073
DQ Mixed 323
417% 738 MB/s
Poor: 103%
This bench: 247%
Great: 237%
Sandisk S3 512G 512GB
148GB free
Firmware: 40101000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 438 442 442 440 435 440 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 450
Mixed 296
SusWrite 440
94% 421 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 53.3
185% 67.8 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 192
184% 290 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 119%
Great: 120%
Sandisk Ultra 3D NVMe 1TB
696GB free
Firmware: 211210WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1569 839 841 841 839 841 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
271% Outstanding
Read 1,548
Write 1,742
Mixed 1,379
SusWrite 962
317% 1,408 MB/s
4K Read 52.2
4K Write 219
4K Mixed 80.1
298% 117 MB/s
DQ Read 1,504
DQ Write 1,154
DQ Mixed 1,282
972% 1,313 MB/s
Poor: 184%
This bench: 271%
Great: 284%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$45
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 206 201 211 214 218 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 159
Mixed 67.9
SusWrite 209
108% 149 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
188% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 106%
Great: 106%
USB SanDisk 3.2Gen1 64GB
28GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 52 23 26 24 24 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
37.8% Below average
Read 149
Write 64.4
Mixed 77.6
SusWrite 35.7
96% 81.6 MB/s
4K Read 7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 3.2
210% 4.13 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 37.8%
Great: 40%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BL8G32C16U4W.M8FE1 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
112% Outstanding
MC Read 43.9
MC Write 42.3
MC Mixed 35.9
116% 40.7 GB/s
SC Read 25.9
SC Write 43.4
SC Mixed 32.3
97% 33.9 GB/s
Latency 74.1
54% 74.1 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 112%
Great: 113%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 9 7 144 23.8" 1280 720 AUS2421 ASUS VG249
Typical Z490-A PRO (MS-7C75) Builds (Compare 22,914 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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