MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 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 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 98.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics95.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory24.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime4.6 Days
Run DateApr 28 '19 at 20:13
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing below expectations (21st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i9-9900K-$524
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
Memory 90.9
1-Core 143
2-Core 286
97% 173 Pts
4-Core 573
8-Core 1,021
100% 797 Pts
64-Core 1,454
98% 1,454 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
Asus(1043 8673) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
95.3% Outstanding
Lighting 330
Reflection 279
Parallax 361
87% 323 fps
MRender 331
Gravity 325
Splatting 205
96% 287 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 95.3%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Optane+932G 1TB
778GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 16.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 235 275 275 276 416 328 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 73% Great: 100%
Toshiba MD04ACA600 6TB-$250
5TB free
Firmware: FS2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 209 203 212 210 206 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 55% Great: 111%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 0202
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 40 39 39 39 39 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
19.4% Very poor
Read 36
Write 36.3
Mixed 22.3
SusWrite 39
45% 33.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
80% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 19.4%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 3200 2OZ 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
74.4% Very good
MC Read 27
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 23.3
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 27.5
SC Mixed 24.1
66% 23 GB/s
Latency 66
61% 66 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 107%
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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 24,071 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $959
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