MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 127%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 137%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 106%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics118% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive105% 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.
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)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200521
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 09 '21 at 15:13
Run Duration210 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%
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 PC Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i9-10900K-$500
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
106% Outstanding
Memory 96.1
1-Core 154
2-Core 315
105% 189 Pts
4-Core 622
8-Core 1,186
112% 904 Pts
64-Core 2,066
139% 2,066 Pts
Poor: 92%
This bench: 106%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$510
CLim: 2115 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.77
Performing below potential (56th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
118% Outstanding
Lighting 154
Reflection 145
Parallax 148
124% 149 fps
MRender 185
Gravity 129
Splatting 116
111% 143 fps
Poor: 104%
This bench: 118%
Great: 126%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDS100T2G0A-00JH30 1TB
855GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 411040WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 441 451 458 459 457 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 475
Mixed 264
SusWrite 451
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 93.5
4K Mixed 32.6
140% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 218
199% 306 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 105%
Great: 107%
PNY CS2130 1TB SSD
597GB free
Firmware: CS213530
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1900 1884 1897 1901 1895 1902 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
286% Outstanding
Read 1,282
Write 1,891
Mixed 1,311
SusWrite 1,896
362% 1,595 MB/s
4K Read 49.6
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 70.6
258% 98.1 MB/s
DQ Read 687
DQ Write 1,113
DQ Mixed 865
665% 888 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 286%
Great: 303%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BL8G30C15U4B.M8FE1 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
MC Read 35.7
MC Write 36.4
MC Mixed 25.3
93% 32.5 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 41.2
SC Mixed 29.7
88% 30.7 GB/s
Latency 53.5
75% 53.5 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 104%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 74: 10R 7G 3B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
74% 57% 35 250 96 144 27" 2560 1440 AOC2702 Q27G2G4
History: Score 38: 6R 2G 2B | Score 74: 10R 7G 3B
Typical Z490-A PRO (MS-7C75) Builds (Compare 15,553 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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