MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics76% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive108% 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory6.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191225
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 10 '20 at 13:11
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
86.8% Excellent
Memory 95.1
1-Core 129
2-Core 254
92% 159 Pts
4-Core 430
8-Core 574
66% 502 Pts
64-Core 684
46% 684 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 104%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$270
CLim: 2160 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 451.67
Performing below potential (77th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
76% Very good
Lighting 306
Reflection 247
Parallax 283
80% 278 fps
MRender 216
Gravity 272
Splatting 181
76% 223 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 76%
Great: 79%
Intel UHD Graphics 630
MSI(1462 7B98) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 24.20.100.6345
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
6.74% Terrible
Lighting 20.8
Reflection 27.7
Parallax 25.3
6% 24.6 fps
MRender 25.8
Gravity 22.4
Splatting 37.1
7% 28.4 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 6.74%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$70
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 435 430 361 356 355 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 454
Write 437
Mixed 399
SusWrite 393
95% 421 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 84.3
4K Mixed 46.9
161% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 351
264% 354 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 108%
Great: 131%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$114
999GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 174 172 172 172 173 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
98.6% Outstanding
Read 171
Write 174
Mixed 88.7
SusWrite 173
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1
210% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 98.6%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$89
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
84.3% Excellent
MC Read 34.9
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 27.7
86% 30.1 GB/s
SC Read 18.7
SC Write 30.1
SC Mixed 21.8
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 56.8
70% 56.8 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 84.3%
Great: 107%

 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 14,090 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $974
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HDDRAMUSB
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