MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics62.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive116% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory28.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190222
Uptime2 Days
Run DateApr 25 '19 at 02:36
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-8700-$350
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
1-Core 133
2-Core 266
94% 200 Pts
4-Core 531
8-Core 855
88% 693 Pts
64-Core 1,068
72% 1,068 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 590-$214
CLim: 1560 MHz, MLim: 2100 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.3.3
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
62.6% Good
Lighting 235
Reflection 207
Parallax 315
64% 252 fps
MRender 165
Gravity 238
Splatting 151
60% 185 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 67%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB-$63
138GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 389 392 404 392 402 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 484
Mixed 331
SusWrite 394
97% 430 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 51
183% 65.8 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 276
224% 320 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 116%
Great: 119%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$55
2TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 177 177 175 178 179 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 177
Write 136
Mixed 79.8
SusWrite 177
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 101%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Aegis DDR4 2666 C19 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
89.6% Excellent
MC Read 33.2
MC Write 34.6
MC Mixed 27.3
91% 31.7 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 37
SC Mixed 28
80% 28.1 GB/s
Latency 62.9
64% 62.9 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 95%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 11,135 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $874
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
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