MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 98%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics73.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive219% 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200521
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 16 '20 at 23:21
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU10%
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 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-10600K-$220
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
98% Outstanding
Memory 96.2
1-Core 140
2-Core 279
98% 172 Pts
4-Core 537
8-Core 815
87% 676 Pts
64-Core 1,077
72% 1,077 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 98%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$230
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
73.2% Very good
Lighting 98.3
Reflection 92.9
Parallax 81.2
80% 90.8 fps
MRender 66.4
Gravity 84.5
Splatting 76.1
66% 75.7 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial P2 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$50
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P2CR010 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1567 430 430 404 406 416 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
219% Outstanding
Read 1,355
Write 1,696
Mixed 1,348
SusWrite 609
282% 1,252 MB/s
4K Read 49.5
4K Write 169
4K Mixed 73.1
258% 97.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,227
DQ Write 928
DQ Mixed 1,107
820% 1,088 MB/s
Poor: 108%
This bench: 219%
Great: 230%
Hfs128g3 9TND-N210A 128GB
53GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 131 131 132 131 130 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
37.1% Below average
Read 368
Write 103
Mixed 132
SusWrite 131
40% 184 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 8
4K Mixed 12.8
46% 12.6 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 37.1%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$90
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
MC Read 38.1
MC Write 37.8
MC Mixed 26.2
97% 34 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 38.7
SC Mixed 30.9
86% 30 GB/s
Latency 53.3
75% 53.3 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 107%

 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 15,821 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 148%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 149%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $178

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,175
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