MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 93.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics87.3% 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 Drive198% 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)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200820
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 22 '21 at 10:52
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU6%
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 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-10700F-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
Memory 92.5
1-Core 142
2-Core 281
97% 172 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 983
92% 744 Pts
64-Core 1,528
102% 1,528 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$390
Zotac(19DA 1527) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2205 MHz, MLim: 3750 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 461.40
Performing below potential (44th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
87.3% Excellent
Lighting 111
Reflection 107
Parallax 108
90% 108 fps
MRender 137
Gravity 98.8
Splatting 92.2
84% 109 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 95%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black SN750 NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB (2019)-$48
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 102000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 328 325 322 321 319 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
198% Outstanding
Read 1,726
Write 1,486
Mixed 1,343
SusWrite 338
273% 1,223 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 67.1
234% 86.5 MB/s
DQ Read 856
DQ Write 738
DQ Mixed 806
602% 800 MB/s
Poor: 139%
This bench: 198%
Great: 236%
WD Blue SATA M.2 250GB-$50
225GB free
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 242 200 202 201 201 201 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
98.6% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 458
Mixed 339
SusWrite 208
84% 376 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 93
4K Mixed 47.9
166% 59.2 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 254
209% 300 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 98.6%
Great: 99%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$20
640GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 63 56 56 66 59 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
63.1% Good
Read 160
Write 124
Mixed 54.4
SusWrite 59.9
73% 99.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 78%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$20
640GB free
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 59 55 47 58 53 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 21% Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2400C15/8G 029E CMV8GX4M1A2400C16 16GB
2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
73.8% Very good
MC Read 28.5
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 21
74% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 30.8
SC Mixed 22.6
67% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 63.1
63% 63.1 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 76%

 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 12,771 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 149%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 150%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,119
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