Asus PRIME Z490-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (5th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 95 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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 85.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics2.48% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive57.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus PRIME Z490-A  (all builds)
Memory1.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200323
Uptime2.3 Days
Run DateJun 18 '21 at 12:45
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing way below expectations (5th 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-$215
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
85.4% Excellent
Memory 78
1-Core 135
2-Core 265
89% 159 Pts
4-Core 498
8-Core 830
84% 664 Pts
64-Core 938
63% 938 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 85.4%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel UHD Graphics 630
Asus(1043 8694) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 27.20.100.8681
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
2.48% Terrible
Lighting 5.7
Reflection 152
Parallax 5
5% 54.1 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 2.48%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 870 QVO 1TB-$100
603GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVQ01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 82 83 79 81 82 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
57.2% Above average
Read 428
Write 83.5
Mixed 126
SusWrite 81.4
39% 180 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 79.2
4K Mixed 22.4
96% 39.6 MB/s
DQ Read 180
DQ Write 83.9
DQ Mixed 111
88% 125 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 57.2%
Great: 130%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMW16GX4M2Z3600C18 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2667 MHz clocked @ 2666 MHz
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
53.6% Above average
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 19.9
MC Mixed 16.8
56% 19.5 GB/s
SC Read 11.3
SC Write 12
SC Mixed 15.2
37% 12.8 GB/s
Latency 84.4
47% 84.4 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 115%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 12 10 144 23.8" 1280 720 ACR077B EG240Y
Typical PRIME Z490-A Builds (Compare 8,654 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 149%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 151%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z490-A - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,299
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