MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
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 a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics24.9% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Run History
26 days ago, 26 days ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 20 '19 at 01:49
Run Duration322 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 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 Extreme
Intel Core i7-8700-$350
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
72.9% Very good
1-Core 104
2-Core 210
74% 157 Pts
4-Core 415
8-Core 744
72% 579 Pts
64-Core 1,047
70% 1,047 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia Quadro P1000
Dell(1028 11BC) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1252 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 431.94
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
24.9% Poor
Lighting 101
Reflection 59.9
Parallax 89
26% 83.3 fps
MRender 57.7
Gravity 90.1
Splatting 77.6
24% 75.1 fps
Poor: 23%
This bench: 24.9%
Great: 25%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$64
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,515
Write 2,130
Mixed 1,500
454% 2,048 MB/s
4K Read 63.8
4K Write 81.6
4K Mixed 68.3
227% 71.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,011
DQ Write 365
DQ Mixed 202
277% 526 MB/s
Poor: 157% Great: 288%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 478GB
352GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 876 908 908 908 908 906 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
162% Outstanding
Read 1047
Write 881
Mixed 530
SusWrite 902
188% 840 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 66.7
4K Mixed 43.8
150% 49.8 MB/s
DQ Read 466
DQ Write 355
DQ Mixed 345
276% 389 MB/s
Poor: 149%
This bench: 162%
Great: 174%
SK hynix SC401 SATA 1TB
446GB free
Firmware: 90000121
SusWrite @10s intervals: 474 479 466 453 457 470 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 473
Mixed 432
SusWrite 466
106% 470 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 62.3
4K Mixed 41
133% 44.8 MB/s
DQ Read 160
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 157
145% 216 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 101%
Great: 104%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1TB free
Firmware: CC28
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 189 192 193 193 192 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 174
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 191
114% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 106%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda Desktop 5TB-$190
1TB free
Firmware: CC44
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 125 124 129 129 127 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 26% Great: 85%
Seagate Backup+ Hub BK 5TB
240GB free
Firmware: D781
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 180 183 182 182 183 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
82.4% Excellent
Read 106
Write 106
Mixed 30
SusWrite 179
76% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 7
4K Mixed 0.5
223% 2.8 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 88%
G-drive USB 3TB
662GB free
Firmware: 2602
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 113 113 113 113 113 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
64.8% Good
Read 113
Write 115
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 112
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
156% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 88%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 3TB
160GB free, PID d000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 82 82 84 84 82 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
48.4% Average
Read 165
Write 153
Mixed 39
SusWrite 82.2
138% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
94% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3200 C16 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
MC Read 37.8
MC Write 36.7
MC Mixed 26.7
96% 33.7 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 38.1
SC Mixed 28.6
82% 28.7 GB/s
Latency 51.2
78% 51.2 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 112%
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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
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 90%
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Workstation
Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $909
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