MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 110%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 105%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics99.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive185% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201013
Uptime1.7 Days
Run DateJun 12 '21 at 01:33
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-10700K-$320
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Memory 98
1-Core 156
2-Core 305
105% 187 Pts
4-Core 603
8-Core 1,170
109% 886 Pts
64-Core 1,626
109% 1,626 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 105%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3060-$330
Zotac(19DA 4630) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3750 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 466.77
Performing below potential (64th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
99.2% Outstanding
Lighting 134
Reflection 155
Parallax 126
108% 138 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 104
Splatting 90.2
89% 112 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 99.2%
Great: 105%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$67
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 300 273 175 174 168 175 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
185% Outstanding
Read 1,470
Write 917
Mixed 962
SusWrite 211
197% 890 MB/s
4K Read 49.3
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 72.1
257% 97.1 MB/s
DQ Read 684
DQ Write 838
DQ Mixed 578
487% 700 MB/s
Poor: 115%
This bench: 185%
Great: 198%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$39
741GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 197 197 199 200 199 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 191
Write 190
Mixed 83.2
SusWrite 198
121% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 111%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 3600 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 39.7
MC Write 38.4
MC Mixed 28.4
101% 35.5 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 43.7
SC Mixed 32.3
93% 32.7 GB/s
Latency 46.2
87% 46.2 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 102%
Great: 114%

 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 14,099 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 149%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 150%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,147
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HDDRAMUSB
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