MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Gaming 29%
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 27%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 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 85%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics31.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateSep 16 '20 at 19:08
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU5%
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 PC Performing below expectations (39th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-8700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
85% Excellent
Memory 89.3
1-Core 132
2-Core 262
92% 161 Pts
4-Core 434
8-Core 764
75% 599 Pts
64-Core 980
66% 980 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 85%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$148
Zotac(19DA 1462) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing below potential (57th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
31.1% Below average
Lighting 104
Reflection 71.7
Parallax 87.7
27% 87.8 fps
MRender 81.4
Gravity 114
Splatting 83.6
31% 93.1 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 31.1%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$43
198GB free
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 483 476 393 295 296 297 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 482
Mixed 465
SusWrite 373
103% 457 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 60.6
202% 68.5 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 352
265% 354 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 122%
Great: 127%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$43
725GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 33 74 108 90 115 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
44.5% Average
Read 81
Write 25.3
Mixed 63.2
SusWrite 74
45% 60.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.3
77% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C16 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
39.8% Below average
MC Read 13.9
MC Write 13.8
MC Mixed 11.2
37% 13 GB/s
SC Read 11.8
SC Write 13.3
SC Mixed 13.7
37% 12.9 GB/s
Latency 68.2
59% 68.2 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 39.8%
Great: 59%

 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 17,268 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 107%
Desktop 96%
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Workstation 91%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $951
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