MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (15th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 85 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 a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics106% 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.
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 (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory5.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191225
Uptime12.5 Days
Run DateSep 18 '20 at 22:13
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9600K-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
86.3% Excellent
Memory 93.3
1-Core 104
2-Core 254
85% 150 Pts
4-Core 449
8-Core 509
64% 479 Pts
64-Core 564
38% 564 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$510
EVGA(3842 3175) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3875 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing below potential (16th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
106% Outstanding
Lighting 432
Reflection 351
Parallax 441
113% 408 fps
MRender 396
Gravity 351
Splatting 232
106% 326 fps
Poor: 100%
This bench: 106%
Great: 122%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
CT500MX500SSD4 500GB
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 468
Write 426
Mixed 416
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 72.9
4K Mixed 39.4
128% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 292
237% 335 MB/s
Poor: 89% Great: 123%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$59
184GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 82 83 85 86 85 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
46.3% Average
Read 76.8
Write 72.7
Mixed 65.6
SusWrite 84.1
55% 74.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
178% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 46.3%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
71.1% Very good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 23.6
MC Mixed 24.8
71% 25 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 24.2
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 61.5
65% 61.5 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 104%

 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 20,363 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 93%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $948
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $180Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $46
Intel Core i5-9400F $142Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $260Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $43
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $36Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $544SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
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