MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (15th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 85 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics54.3% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive106% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory3.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201123
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 26 '21 at 04:23
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i3-10100-$148
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
73.4% Very good
Memory 69.8
1-Core 123
2-Core 240
80% 144 Pts
4-Core 414
8-Core 648
68% 531 Pts
64-Core 536
36% 536 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super)-$304
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
54.3% Above average
Lighting 67.2
Reflection 75.1
Parallax 69.9
54% 70.7 fps
MRender 61.5
Gravity 68.5
Splatting 55.7
54% 61.9 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 64%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$75
403GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 330 357 362 366 368 367 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 458
Write 447
Mixed 380
SusWrite 358
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 84.9
4K Mixed 48.1
161% 56.4 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 339
257% 347 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 106%
Great: 130%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$60
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 201 200 202 203 202 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 56% Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
19.7% Very poor
MC Read 7.5
MC Write 5.9
MC Mixed 5.6
18% 6.33 GB/s
SC Read 6.7
SC Write 4.6
SC Mixed 4.5
15% 5.27 GB/s
Latency 102
39% 102 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 19.7%
Great: 63%

 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 12,661 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: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,146
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HDDRAMUSB
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