MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 91%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics97.1% 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 Drive37.6% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210420
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 14 '21 at 12:51
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User LVA-User
Background CPU 22%
Watch Gameplay: 2060S + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (39th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-11600-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
91% Outstanding
Memory 73.3
1-Core 172
2-Core 339
105% 195 Pts
4-Core 602
8-Core 742
89% 672 Pts
64-Core 900
60% 900 Pts
Poor: 91%
This bench: 91%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super)-$480
MSI(1462 C757) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2115 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.27
Performing below potential (42nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
97.1% Outstanding
Lighting 120
Reflection 109
Parallax 123
97% 117 fps
MRender 174
Gravity 111
Splatting 102
97% 129 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 107%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SSDPR-CX400-128 128GB
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 63 67 34 29 33 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
37.6% Below average
Read 480
Write 302
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 54.3
50% 227 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 37.5
4K Mixed 16
41% 18 MB/s
DQ Read 34.8
DQ Write 39.3
DQ Mixed 63.3
40% 45.8 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 37.6%
Great: 85%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
544GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 153 158 157 159 156 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
88% Excellent
Read 150
Write 140
Mixed 79.7
SusWrite 157
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
227% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 88%
Great: 107%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
546GB free
Firmware: 03.01A03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 139 141 140 142 142 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
83.3% Excellent
Read 150
Write 132
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 140
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Goodram GR2400D464L17S/8G 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
79.4% Very good
MC Read 30.6
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 26.4
83% 28.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 27.5
SC Mixed 22.6
67% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 93.9
43% 93.9 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 89%

 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 10 165 23.8" 1280 720 ACR076F VG242Y P
Typical Z490-A PRO (MS-7C75) Builds (Compare 15,527 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 148%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 149%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $178

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,159
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