MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics64.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Very high background CPU (51%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory6.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200820
Uptime9.5 Days
Run DateNov 27 '22 at 19:24
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 51%
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 PC Performing below expectations (21st percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i5-10400F-$98
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
74.7% Very good
Memory 78.6
1-Core 111
2-Core 171
71% 120 Pts
4-Core 382
8-Core 552
58% 467 Pts
64-Core 731
45% 731 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$143
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 526.98
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
64.4% Good
Lighting 83.5
Reflection 69.8
Parallax 70.8
68% 74.7 fps
MRender 65.8
Gravity 77.4
Splatting 67.1
57% 70.1 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 81%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Ldlc F8+M.2 480 480GB
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S1111j0L
Relative performance n/a - sequential test incomplete
Read 1,132
Write 1,004
Mixed 242
175% 793 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 22.5
127% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 770
DQ Write 609
DQ Mixed 532
441% 637 MB/s
Poor: 136% Great: 262%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$27
676GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 179 175 179 180 176 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 164
Mixed 82.1
SusWrite 177
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 100%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$48
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
54.6% Above average
MC Read 22.4
MC Write 19.2
MC Mixed 18.5
57% 20 GB/s
SC Read 11.1
SC Write 15.4
SC Mixed 10.5
35% 12.3 GB/s
Latency 83.2
48% 83.2 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 54.6%
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 20,325 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 - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,004
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