MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk
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 intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 100%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics6.33% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive92.6% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191225
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 01 '20 at 23:30
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 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 i9-9900K-$439
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Memory 93.5
1-Core 150
2-Core 291
101% 178 Pts
4-Core 575
8-Core 1,073
102% 824 Pts
64-Core 1,499
101% 1,499 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 100%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel UHD Graphics 630
MSI(1462 7B98) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 24.20.100.6345
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
6.33% Terrible
Lighting 20.6
Reflection 31.8
Parallax 27.1
5% 26.5 fps
MRender 17
Gravity 23.2
Splatting 38.4
6% 26.2 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 6.33%
Great: 7%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
210GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 325 327 330 331 331 331 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
92.6% Outstanding
Read 426
Write 332
Mixed 303
SusWrite 329
78% 347 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 94.2
4K Mixed 40.1
144% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 181
155% 224 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 92.6%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
38.8% Below average
MC Read 14.1
MC Write 13
MC Mixed 9.7
35% 12.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 14.5
SC Mixed 12
37% 13 GB/s
Latency 60.9
66% 60.9 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 38.8%
Great: 43%

 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 14,134 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 94%
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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