MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics83% 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 Drive294% 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.
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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory26.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200324
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 31 '20 at 01:12
Run Duration257 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU5%
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 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$309
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Memory 88
1-Core 144
2-Core 290
97% 174 Pts
4-Core 530
8-Core 1,080
99% 805 Pts
64-Core 1,558
105% 1,558 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 460.89
Performing below potential (77th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
83% Excellent
Lighting 105
Reflection 111
Parallax 101
85% 106 fps
MRender 93.2
Gravity 101
Splatting 98.7
81% 97.8 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 83%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$75
351GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1906 864 614 615 613 615 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
294% Outstanding
Read 2,519
Write 2,358
Mixed 1,569
SusWrite 871
409% 1,829 MB/s
4K Read 63.6
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 85.4
289% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,261
DQ Write 1,006
DQ Mixed 1,144
853% 1137 MB/s
Poor: 188%
This bench: 294%
Great: 321%
SK hynix SH920 2.5 256GB
142GB free
Firmware: 1010CL00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 405 405 406 406 406 405 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
Read 482
Write 394
Mixed 341
SusWrite 405
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 78.8
4K Mixed 29
114% 43.8 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 238
201% 294 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 92%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$69
61GB free
Firmware: 505ABBF1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 131 124 132 132 128 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
76.8% Very good
Read 402
Write 153
Mixed 192
SusWrite 129
48% 219 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 90.2
4K Mixed 36.9
147% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 202
DQ Write 153
DQ Mixed 126
108% 160 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 74%
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$47
33GB free
Firmware: 527ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 170 182 176 148 158 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
78.8% Very good
Read 366
Write 254
Mixed 271
SusWrite 167
59% 265 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 87.3
4K Mixed 37.3
140% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 205
165% 232 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$49
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 190 197 200 200 195 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
Read 131
Write 163
Mixed 76
SusWrite 194
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
143% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 107%
Hitachi HUA723020ALA640 2TB-$45
1.5TB free
Firmware: MK7ONS01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 138 138 137 139 136 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
75.7% Very good
Read 127
Write 127
Mixed 71.1
SusWrite 137
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4400 C18 Series 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
73.3% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 22.2
73% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 23.2
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 69.6
58% 69.6 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 138%

 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 15,570 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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