MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 151%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 131%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 99.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics118% 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.
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 (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191225
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 30 '20 at 17:30
Run Duration205 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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-$370
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
Memory 93.2
1-Core 140
2-Core 278
97% 171 Pts
4-Core 562
8-Core 1,098
102% 830 Pts
64-Core 1,108
74% 1,108 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$510
CLim: 2115 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 451.48
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
118% Outstanding
Lighting 478
Reflection 391
Parallax 484
126% 451 fps
MRender 393
Gravity 404
Splatting 247
118% 348 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 118%
Great: 122%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$95
361GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2242 634 625 626 624 623 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
311% Outstanding
Read 2492
Write 2,346
Mixed 1,452
SusWrite 896
401% 1,796 MB/s
4K Read 61.3
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 85
283% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1,653
DQ Write 1,436
DQ Mixed 1,500
1,136% 1,529 MB/s
Poor: 193%
This bench: 311%
Great: 322%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
1GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 468
Write 328
Mixed 364
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 53.3
184% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 349
264% 355 MB/s
Poor: 77% Great: 123%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 193 193 196 196 194 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 159
Mixed 82.2
SusWrite 191
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 111%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$67
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (27th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
72.5% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 27.6
MC Mixed 20.9
73% 25.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 26.7
SC Mixed 22.9
63% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 61.6
65% 61.6 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 108%
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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 27,075 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
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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: $943
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