MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 97.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics108% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory25.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190222
Uptime2.6 Days
Run DateSep 17 '20 at 07:14
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%
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 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 above expectations (74th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
Memory 95.9
1-Core 135
2-Core 268
95% 167 Pts
4-Core 532
8-Core 840
87% 686 Pts
64-Core 1,076
72% 1,076 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$421
Asus(1043 8672) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing below potential (53rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
108% Outstanding
Lighting 375
Reflection 316
Parallax 399
98% 363 fps
MRender 368
Gravity 370
Splatting 228
109% 322 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 108%
Great: 118%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
XPG GAMMIX S11 Pro 512GB
7GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0906I
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 55 60 58 61 61 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 170% Great: 320%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$58
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 181 191 196 201 194 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
Read 136
Write 169
Mixed 73
SusWrite 189
103% 142 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
143% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB-$130
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 39.6
MC Write 39.8
MC Mixed 31.9
106% 37.1 GB/s
SC Read 21.3
SC Write 42.6
SC Mixed 31.4
91% 31.8 GB/s
Latency 54.2
74% 54.2 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%

 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 17,364 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $961
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HDDRAMUSB
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