MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 100%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics56% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive242% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
2 days ago, 2 days ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190813
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateSep 17 '20 at 03:55
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 12%
Watch Gameplay: 1060-6GB + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Memory 94.2
1-Core 144
2-Core 286
99% 175 Pts
4-Core 572
8-Core 1,121
104% 846 Pts
64-Core 1,119
75% 1,119 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 100%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$267
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing below potential (45th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
56% Above average
Lighting 212
Reflection 202
Parallax 214
56% 209 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 205
Splatting 165
56% 172 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 56%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS3030 1TB SSD
737GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303225
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1237 1155 899 917 895 944 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
242% Outstanding
Read 1052
Write 949
Mixed 1,495
SusWrite 1,008
255% 1,126 MB/s
4K Read 49.7
4K Write 179
4K Mixed 75.7
267% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,118
DQ Write 1,385
DQ Mixed 1,458
1,042% 1,320 MB/s
Poor: 161%
This bench: 242%
Great: 273%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$58
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 192 191 189 192 194 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
Read 157
Write 130
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 190
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
72% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 109%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$46
902GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 213 212 213 210 213 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 205
Write 166
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 212
122% 168 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 119%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury 2666 C16 2x8GB-$81
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
81.3% Excellent
MC Read 31.8
MC Write 31
MC Mixed 23.2
82% 28.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 30.1
SC Mixed 25.1
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 59.3
68% 59.3 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 96%

 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 17,167 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $125

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