MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics73.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star US Desktop
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201007
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJul 15 '21 at 04:11
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 35%
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 PC Performing below expectations (31st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-10700KF-$308
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
88.5% Excellent
Memory 90.6
1-Core 133
2-Core 254
91% 159 Pts
4-Core 465
8-Core 805
80% 635 Pts
64-Core 1,473
99% 1,473 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 88.5%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$280
HP(103C 8556) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 471.11
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
73.1% Very good
Lighting 93.3
Reflection 92.9
Parallax 85.8
75% 90.7 fps
MRender 97.4
Gravity 85.5
Splatting 73.8
70% 85.6 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 82%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-256G-1006 256GB
12GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20110006
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,092
Write 960
Mixed 802
212% 952 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 80.5
4K Mixed 41.8
136% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 643
DQ Write 410
DQ Mixed 622
438% 558 MB/s
Poor: 80% Great: 186%
WD WD10EZEX-75M2NA0 3TB
353GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 103 104 105 103 105 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - drive id incomplete or inconclusive
Read 159
Write 145
Mixed 89.5
SusWrite 104
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 64% Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMW16GX4M2D3000C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
89.1% Excellent
MC Read 33.8
MC Write 36.9
MC Mixed 28.4
94% 33 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 19.6
61% 21.4 GB/s
Latency 66.4
60% 66.4 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 101%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 53: 5R 7G 7B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
53% 73% 26 109 9 144 27" 1920 1080 MSI3CB5 MSI G271
Typical Z490-A PRO (MS-7C75) Builds (Compare 15,567 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: $1,155
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