MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (14th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 86 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 40.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics73.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive128% 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 11 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 11
BIOS Date20211020
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 11 '22 at 17:52
Run Duration304 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 32%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-11700KF-$288
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
40.4% Average
Memory 59.6
1-Core 26.7
2-Core 54.6
33% 47 Pts
4-Core 115
8-Core 246
22% 181 Pts
64-Core 763
51% 763 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 40.4%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$230
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 512.59
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
73.7% Very good
Lighting 99.4
Reflection 93.5
Parallax 82.1
80% 91.7 fps
MRender 66.9
Gravity 84.4
Splatting 75.7
66% 75.7 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$63
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 490 404 343 337 330 327 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
128% Outstanding
Read 1,586
Write 930
Mixed 1,007
SusWrite 372
216% 974 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 27.7
4K Mixed 25.6
97% 28.6 MB/s
DQ Read 389
DQ Write 149
DQ Mixed 324
225% 288 MB/s
Poor: 159%
This bench: 128%
Great: 297%
Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
142GB free
Firmware: 6L6QCXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 589 771 638 664 725 768 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
135% Outstanding
Read 1,302
Write 776
Mixed 497
SusWrite 692
181% 817 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 22.4
4K Mixed 24.1
82% 24.2 MB/s
DQ Read 509
DQ Write 159
DQ Mixed 388
272% 352 MB/s
Poor: 146%
This bench: 135%
Great: 315%
Plextor M5S 128GB-$75
119GB free
Firmware: 1.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 184 176 184 184 189 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
45.7% Average
Read 385
Write 190
Mixed 177
SusWrite 181
52% 233 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 13.3
4K Mixed 11.6
48% 14 MB/s
DQ Read 161
DQ Write 57.3
DQ Mixed 69
62% 95.8 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 45.7%
Great: 84%
Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$43
237GB free
Firmware: 32B3T8EA Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 398 237 224 236 241 220 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 1,441
Write 811
Mixed 837
SusWrite 259
185% 837 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 23.5
4K Mixed 25.5
90% 26.3 MB/s
DQ Read 457
DQ Write 175
DQ Mixed 406
277% 346 MB/s
Poor: 140%
This bench: 115%
Great: 273%
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB-$99
641GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 76 59 48 46 48 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
29% Poor
Read 42.7
Write 76
Mixed 48.9
SusWrite 57.9
42% 56.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
149% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 29%
Great: 68%
Toshiba P300 1TB-$46
214GB free
Firmware: MS2OA8J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 84 87 79 81 76 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
52.9% Above average
Read 105
Write 76.7
Mixed 31.9
SusWrite 79.9
53% 73.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.4
87% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
50% Above average
MC Read 19.3
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 18.3
56% 19.6 GB/s
SC Read 7.3
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 6.6
22% 7.63 GB/s
Latency 129
31% 129 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 50%
Great: 110%

 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 8 6 120 34" 1280 720 AOC3402 U34G2G4R3
Typical Z490-A PRO (MS-7C75) Builds (Compare 23,870 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 147%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 147%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $109

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,064
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