MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 103%, 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 Drive357% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
11 months ago, 11 months ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 14 '19 at 01:50
Run Duration207 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%
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 PC Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9600K-$193
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
103% Outstanding
Memory 96.1
1-Core 148
2-Core 300
102% 182 Pts
4-Core 587
8-Core 857
93% 722 Pts
64-Core 837
56% 837 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 103%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.20
Performing below potential (39th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
102% Outstanding
Lighting 126
Reflection 111
Parallax 126
103% 121 fps
MRender 165
Gravity 119
Splatting 94.7
93% 126 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 102%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$130
778GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1550 2340 1408 1200 1196 1196 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
357% Outstanding
Read 2,016
Write 2,419
Mixed 1,640
SusWrite 1,482
426% 1,889 MB/s
4K Read 69.6
4K Write 208
4K Mixed 99.4
343% 126 MB/s
DQ Read 1,959
DQ Write 1,619
DQ Mixed 1,676
1,286% 1,751 MB/s
Poor: 233%
This bench: 357%
Great: 354%
Kingston A400 240GB-$28
195GB free
Firmware: SBFKB1D1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 352 214 216 215 222 221 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
Read 412
Write 399
Mixed 351
SusWrite 240
79% 350 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 85.3
4K Mixed 43
153% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 244
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 209
175% 250 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 103%
Lexar USB Flash Drive 4GB
1GB free, PID a813
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.8 3.9 3.9 4 3.9 3.8 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
4.82% Terrible
Read 17.3
Write 3.8
Mixed 4.5
SusWrite 3.9
8% 7.37 MB/s
4K Read 6.2
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
23% 2.07 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.82%
Great: 5%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$64
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
112% Outstanding
MC Read 42.3
MC Write 42.7
MC Mixed 35.5
115% 40.2 GB/s
SC Read 22.8
SC Write 44
SC Mixed 31.9
94% 32.9 GB/s
Latency 53.7
74% 53.7 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 112%
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 23,874 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $955
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $193Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $34
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Intel Core i5-10600K $250Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $190Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $181
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $64SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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