Asus ROG STRIX Z490-A GAMING

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive191% 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.
Very high background CPU (37%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus ROG STRIX Z490-A GAMING  (all builds)
Memory7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201130
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 19 '21 at 11:57
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 37%
Watch Gameplay: 3070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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-$224
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
Memory 92
1-Core 133
2-Core 253
92% 159 Pts
4-Core 444
8-Core 734
75% 589 Pts
64-Core 914
61% 914 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3070-$500
Asus(1043 87B8) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 461.40
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 204
Reflection 171
Parallax 183
165% 186 fps
Gravity 132
Splatting 130
136% 131 fps
Poor: 131% Great: 165%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$105
850GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1266 767 767 765 758 761 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
191% Outstanding
Read 1,252
Write 1,524
Mixed 1,274
SusWrite 848
276% 1,224 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 98.4
4K Mixed 49.1
166% 60.5 MB/s
DQ Read 955
DQ Write 756
DQ Mixed 886
655% 866 MB/s
Poor: 193%
This bench: 191%
Great: 268%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$105
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
MC Read 33.7
MC Write 36.2
MC Mixed 29.4
95% 33.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 34.1
SC Mixed 25.3
73% 25.4 GB/s
Latency 64.1
62% 64.1 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 105%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical ROG STRIX Z490-A GAMING Builds (Compare 1,717 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 197%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 199%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX Z490-A GAMING

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,456
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HDDRAMUSB
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