MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Very high background CPU (80%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191225
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 28 '20 at 13:43
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 80%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-8400-$172
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
73.1% Very good
Memory 89.1
1-Core 87.9
2-Core 171
70% 116 Pts
4-Core 313
8-Core 424
48% 368 Pts
64-Core 430
29% 430 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 91%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$67
82GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 108 106 105 103 102 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
Read 442
Write 471
Mixed 421
SusWrite 141
83% 369 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 90.3
4K Mixed 51.9
170% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 352
265% 356 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 131%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$32
851GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 149 164 162 162 164 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Read 145
Write 166
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 160
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
206% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMW16GX4M2A2666C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
65.4% Good
MC Read 24.7
MC Write 24.2
MC Mixed 20.2
66% 23 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 22
SC Mixed 21.6
55% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 68.4
58% 68.4 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 94%

 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 17,405 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $928
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