MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 45.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics50.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 22 '19 at 09:25
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-8700K-$365
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
Relative performance (0th percentile)
45.8% Average
1-Core 75.9
2-Core 138
51% 107 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 269
34% 253 Pts
64-Core 324
22% 324 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
50.2% Above average
Lighting 194
Reflection 179
Parallax 196
50% 190 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 188
Splatting 126
50% 156 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 50.2%
Great: 55%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
753GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 136 157 169 170 173 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 167
Mixed 82.7
SusWrite 152
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
64.5% Good
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 26.1
MC Mixed 20.4
65% 22.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 25.5
SC Mixed 15.6
54% 18.9 GB/s
Latency 75.9
53% 75.9 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 113%
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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 11,078 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $875
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