MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 119%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 112%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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.
Graphics116% 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.
Boot Drive55.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191225
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 17 '20 at 15:25
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%
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 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Memory 95.9
1-Core 139
2-Core 267
96% 167 Pts
4-Core 562
8-Core 1,083
102% 823 Pts
64-Core 1,080
72% 1,080 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 100%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$510
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing below potential (72nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
116% Outstanding
Lighting 466
Reflection 380
Parallax 504
122% 450 fps
MRender 392
Gravity 397
Splatting 246
117% 345 fps
Poor: 102%
This bench: 116%
Great: 122%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SSD 960GB
350GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 232 141 200 136 266 272 MB/s
Performing below potential (26th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
55.4% Above average
Read 205
Write 107
Mixed 118
SusWrite 208
36% 159 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 51.2
4K Mixed 26.8
95% 33.3 MB/s
DQ Read 83.5
DQ Write 149
DQ Mixed 180
119% 138 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 106%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
220GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 158 160 161 161 161 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
86.3% Excellent
Read 141
Write 118
Mixed 72.3
SusWrite 160
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 115%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$98
170GB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 154 156 155 158 157 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
Read 145
Write 152
Mixed 24.7
SusWrite 156
86% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
165% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$63
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
110% Outstanding
MC Read 41.7
MC Write 42.4
MC Mixed 34.6
113% 39.6 GB/s
SC Read 20.6
SC Write 43.8
SC Mixed 30.2
90% 31.5 GB/s
Latency 54.2
74% 54.2 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 110%
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 19,807 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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