MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (4th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 96 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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 85.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics43.2% 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 Drive0.29% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Very high background CPU (57%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory20.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200820
Uptime3.2 Days
Run DateMay 29 '22 at 15:41
Run Duration269 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 57%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i7-10700K-$236
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
85.7% Excellent
Memory 81.4
1-Core 140
2-Core 244
86% 155 Pts
4-Core 481
8-Core 1,000
87% 741 Pts
64-Core 1,445
90% 1,445 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3070-$400
Gigabyte(1458 404E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 457.51
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
43.2% Average
Lighting 0.2
Reflection 121
Parallax 0.3
0% 40.4 fps
MRender 189
Gravity 152
Splatting 134
127% 158 fps
Poor: 135%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 158%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Patriot P210 512GB
0GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1128B0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.2 2.7 2.5 2.6 2.6 3.3 MB/s
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
0.29% Terrible
Read 2.5
Write 1.7
Mixed 3.7
SusWrite 2.6
1% 2.62 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0
0% 0.07 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 0.29%
Great: 99%
Toshiba P300 1TB-$67
21GB free
Firmware: MS2OA8R0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 99 103 124 101 102 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential test incomplete
Write 103
Mixed 35.5
SusWrite 106
60% 81.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
132% 1 MB/s
Poor: 52% Great: 107%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
57.5% Above average
MC Read 23
MC Write 20.6
MC Mixed 17.8
58% 20.5 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 18.1
SC Mixed 17.4
46% 15.9 GB/s
Latency 78
51% 78 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 57.5%
Great: 104%

 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 20,111 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 143%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 142%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $195

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $947
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