MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 100%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics102% 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 Drive101% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). 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)
Memory6.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime2.4 Days
Run DateOct 13 '19 at 01:15
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i9-9900K-$495
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
100% Outstanding
1-Core 144
2-Core 290
102% 217 Pts
4-Core 569
8-Core 991
98% 780 Pts
64-Core 1,450
97% 1,450 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 100%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$420
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 357
Reflection 300
Parallax 416
94% 358 fps
MRender 358
Gravity 346
Splatting 217
103% 307 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 102%
Great: 117%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDS100T2B0A-00SM50 1TB
213GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 448 447 452 456 325 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 382
Write 372
Mixed 278
SusWrite 424
82% 364 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 79.7
4K Mixed 42.9
145% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 205
185% 284 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 101%
Great: 120%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2666 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (14th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
71.9% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 25.5
MC Mixed 21.7
72% 25.1 GB/s
SC Read 18
SC Write 26.3
SC Mixed 23
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 63.5
63% 63.5 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 88%
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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 18,967 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $119

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $908
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