MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 135%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 134%
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 104%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics129% 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 Drive206% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star US Desktop Aegis RS
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210416
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateNov 18 '22 at 17:44
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i7-10700KF-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Memory 96.8
1-Core 153
2-Core 305
102% 185 Pts
4-Core 595
8-Core 1,029
98% 812 Pts
64-Core 1,554
96% 1,554 Pts
Poor: 85%
This bench: 104%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080S (Super)-$466
CLim: 2235 MHz, MLim: 4500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 526.98
Performing below potential (37th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
129% Outstanding
Lighting 167
Reflection 177
Parallax 174
136% 173 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 165
Splatting 139
135% 169 fps
Poor: 116%
This bench: 129%
Great: 139%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Kingston SA2000M81000G 1TB
508GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42105
SusWrite @10s intervals: 697 323 714 119 510 404 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
206% Outstanding
Read 1,467
Write 1,556
Mixed 1289
SusWrite 461
268% 1,193 MB/s
4K Read 55.7
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 73.7
247% 86.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,066
DQ Write 826
DQ Mixed 424
459% 772 MB/s
Poor: 140%
This bench: 206%
Great: 311%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$34
909GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 194 194 190 191 197 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 133
Mixed 81.1
SusWrite 192
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 106%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Crucial BL8G30C15U4B.M8FE1 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3733 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 40.8
MC Write 41
MC Mixed 29.2
106% 37 GB/s
SC Read 13.4
SC Write 43
SC Mixed 30.5
83% 29 GB/s
Latency 51
78% 51 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 103%
Great: 105%

 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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HDDRAMUSB
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