MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 99.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics69.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive186% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory26.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '20 at 23:18
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 13%
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 PC Performing as expected (47th 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-$284
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
99.9% Outstanding
Memory 94.2
1-Core 142
2-Core 284
98% 173 Pts
4-Core 566
8-Core 1,063
101% 814 Pts
64-Core 1,071
72% 1,071 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 99.9%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$698
Gigabyte(1458 37B3) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (236 fps cap detected)
69.1% Good
Lighting 233
Reflection 237
Parallax 236
61% 235 fps
MRender 236
Gravity 237
Splatting 236
70% 237 fps
Poor: 104%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 135%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Nvme CT1000P 1TB
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P3CR013 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 101 100 100 112 122 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
186% Outstanding
Read 1,485
Write 1,469
Mixed 1,092
SusWrite 166
235% 1053 MB/s
4K Read 52
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 75.8
257% 93.6 MB/s
DQ Read 690
DQ Write 952
DQ Mixed 275
360% 639 MB/s
Poor: 136%
This bench: 186%
Great: 304%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$65
301GB free
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 469 469 480 442 353 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 474
Mixed 440
SusWrite 443
105% 466 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 99.6
4K Mixed 57
190% 66.2 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 353
266% 357 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 122%
Great: 130%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
MC Read 36
MC Write 38.8
MC Mixed 31
101% 35.3 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 40.6
SC Mixed 29.2
86% 30.2 GB/s
Latency 59.3
68% 59.3 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 113%

 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 19,824 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $951
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