MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 65%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 71%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics115% 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 Drive220% 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 12 '19 at 08:06
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 40%
Watch Gameplay: 2070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-9700K-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
71% Very good
Memory 96
1-Core 141
2-Core 262
96% 166 Pts
4-Core 269
8-Core 270
37% 270 Pts
64-Core 274
18% 274 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 71%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
CLim: 2190 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Lighting 423
Reflection 328
Parallax 421
111% 391 fps
MRender 383
Gravity 398
Splatting 238
116% 340 fps
Poor: 91%
This bench: 115%
Great: 119%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$110
642GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1454 1170 686 521 135 103 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
220% Outstanding
Read 1,414
Write 1509
Mixed 1,039
SusWrite 678
260% 1,160 MB/s
4K Read 59.8
4K Write 186
4K Mixed 76.9
288% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 624
DQ Write 915
DQ Mixed 266
342% 601 MB/s
Poor: 142%
This bench: 220%
Great: 264%
General USB Flash Disk 16GB
11GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 15 15 15 15 15 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
7.43% Terrible
Read 19.5
Write 14.2
Mixed 17.5
SusWrite 14.6
22% 16.5 MB/s
4K Read 3.4
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 1.1
57% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 7.43%
Great: 10%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
89% Excellent
MC Read 30.7
MC Write 31.8
MC Mixed 30.5
89% 31 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 38.1
SC Mixed 28.4
82% 28.6 GB/s
Latency 54
74% 54 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 89%
Great: 109%

 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 17,872 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 107%
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $969
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