MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 35.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics15.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive71.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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)
Memory4.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201123
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateSep 22 '21 at 12:21
Run Duration202 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i9-10900F-$440
U3E1, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 1.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
35.5% Below average
Memory 56.2
1-Core 21
2-Core 42.1
29% 39.8 Pts
4-Core 80.6
8-Core 277
20% 179 Pts
64-Core 1,006
68% 1,006 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 35.5%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GT 1030
Gigabyte(1458 375D) 2GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 472.12
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
15.1% Very poor
Lighting 18.3
Reflection 18.2
Parallax 19.3
15% 18.6 fps
MRender 16
Gravity 19.6
Splatting 17.5
15% 17.7 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 15.1%
Great: 15%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$140
784GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 357 373 372 378 384 385 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
71.2% Very good
Read 457
Write 388
Mixed 325
SusWrite 375
87% 386 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 29.3
4K Mixed 23.2
77% 24.4 MB/s
DQ Read 155
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 134
101% 136 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 134%
Hitachi HUA723020ALA640 2TB-$40
1.5TB free
Firmware: MK7ONS00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 142 139 144 141 146 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
83.9% Excellent
Read 150
Write 139
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 142
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
156% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 83.9%
Great: 83%
WD 3200BEV External 320GB
29GB free, PID 1010
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 38 38 38 38 38 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
19.7% Very poor
Read 35.8
Write 36.5
Mixed 25.4
SusWrite 37.6
46% 33.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
97% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 19.7%
Great: 20%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3000 C16 Series 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
35.3% Below average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 9.9
MC Mixed 12.1
38% 13.3 GB/s
SC Read 6.3
SC Write 7.5
SC Mixed 7
20% 6.93 GB/s
Latency 139
29% 139 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 35.3%
Great: 105%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 7 72 4 60 23.5" 1920 1080 SAM0D20 S24F350
Typical Z490-A PRO (MS-7C75) Builds (Compare 19,587 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 147%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 148%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,175
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