MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 95%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics95.5% 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 Drive133% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200610
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '20 at 23:10
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%
Watch Gameplay: 5700-XT + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 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 i7-8700-$274
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
95% Outstanding
Memory 92.3
1-Core 137
2-Core 265
94% 165 Pts
4-Core 525
8-Core 864
88% 694 Pts
64-Core 1,014
68% 1,014 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 95%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 5700-XT-$390
Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.8.3
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
95.5% Outstanding
Lighting 400
Reflection 282
Parallax 612
105% 431 fps
MRender 226
Gravity 355
Splatting 346
96% 309 fps
Poor: 97%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kbg30zmv256g TOSHIBA 256GB
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ADHA0102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 211 223 310 291 327 237 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
133% Outstanding
Read 775
Write 155
Mixed 500
SusWrite 266
94% 424 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 79.6
4K Mixed 65.4
200% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 658
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 297
276% 434 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 133%
Great: 166%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$35
774GB free
Firmware: MS2OA8L0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 183 163 195 194 195 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 194
Mixed 21.7
SusWrite 185
106% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.5
142% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 107%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (23rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
72.7% Very good
MC Read 28.2
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 20
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 22.6
67% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 63.5
63% 63.5 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 72.7%
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 20,363 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $948
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