MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 116%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 110%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics133% 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 Drive92.8% 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.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 03 '19 at 07:21
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-9700K-$365
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
110% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 152
SC Mixed 133
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 528
QC Float 584
QC Mixed 551
126% 554 Pts
MC Int 1,008
MC Float 1,126
MC Mixed 1051
159% 1,062 Pts
Poor: 93%
This bench: 110%
Great: 125%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
133% Outstanding
Lighting 428
Reflection 395
Parallax 418
131% 414 fps
MRender 247
Gravity 418
Splatting 260
135% 308 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 133%
Great: 139%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX300 120GB-$60
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M2CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 206 220 223 224 224 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
92.8% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 454
Mixed 432
SusWrite 232
91% 407 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 94.6
4K Mixed 43
152% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 220
176% 242 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 92.8%
Great: 117%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$68
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 121 129 128 132 127 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
77% Very good
Read 142
Write 134
Mixed 70.8
SusWrite 126
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 77%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$249
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
46.2% Average
MC Read 15.5
MC Write 16.2
MC Mixed 13.8
43% 15.2 GB/s
SC Read 13.4
SC Write 15.4
SC Mixed 16.2
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 61.1
66% 61.1 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 92%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 6,522 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 128% - Outstanding Total price: $964
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $350Nvidia GTX 1070 $400Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $120Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $103
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $222Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $68SanDisk Extreme 64GB $45
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $70G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $607SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $41Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $77SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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