MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 93%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
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 (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190222
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJun 24 '19 at 02:04
Run Duration229 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-8700-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
93% Outstanding
Memory 96
1-Core 131
2-Core 259
93% 162 Pts
4-Core 484
8-Core 804
81% 644 Pts
64-Core 1,046
70% 1,046 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 93%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$267
EVGA(3842 6264) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 236
Reflection 205
Parallax 217
62% 219 fps
Gravity 207
Splatting 157
70% 182 fps
Poor: 51% Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$70
93GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,462
Write 2,057
Mixed 1,458
442% 1,992 MB/s
4K Read 57.2
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 75.5
245% 82.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,012
DQ Write 747
DQ Mixed 912
673% 890 MB/s
Poor: 161% Great: 290%
Samsung Portable SSD T5 500GB
86GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 401 375 376 389 391 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
77.2% Very good
Read 400
Write 390
Mixed 362
SusWrite 388
87% 385 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 38.6
4K Mixed 29.6
96% 31.1 MB/s
DQ Read 184
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 144
114% 159 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 97%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$32
228GB free
Firmware: 06.01D02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 104 105 105 105 105 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
60% Good
Read 105
Write 102
Mixed 62.8
SusWrite 104
69% 93.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 1
163% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 60%
Great: 69%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$55
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 215 214 219 219 220 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 169
Write 153
Mixed 78.5
SusWrite 214
112% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
216% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 110%
Great: 110%
Samsung FIT USB 3.0 32GB-$13
29GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 22 24 20 24 25 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
25% Poor
Read 97.7
Write 5.2
Mixed 19
SusWrite 22.8
35% 36.2 MB/s
4K Read 4.2
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 2.3
148% 2.7 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 25%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$93
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
92.2% Outstanding
MC Read 36.1
MC Write 34.9
MC Mixed 26.4
93% 32.5 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 35.6
SC Mixed 29.2
81% 28.4 GB/s
Latency 53.9
74% 53.9 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 92.2%
Great: 107%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 78%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $940
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