MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 102%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 91.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics122% 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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory7.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime1 Days
Run DateOct 01 '20 at 17:30
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%
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 PC Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i9-9900K-$363
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
Memory 89.5
1-Core 142
2-Core 284
97% 172 Pts
4-Core 501
8-Core 837
85% 669 Pts
64-Core 1,221
82% 1,221 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$790
CLim: 2160 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 456.38
Performing below potential (26th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
122% Outstanding
Lighting 159
Reflection 152
Parallax 151
128% 154 fps
MRender 175
Gravity 138
Splatting 104
115% 139 fps
Poor: 110%
This bench: 122%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Optane+224G 240GB
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 16.8
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 236 250 242 245 3.9 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 33% Great: 88%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$80
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 192 195 195 195 196 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 191
Write 153
Mixed 88.8
SusWrite 194
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 110%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL18-20-20 D4-3000 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
56.1% Above average
MC Read 22.4
MC Write 18.8
MC Mixed 17.8
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 17
SC Mixed 15.8
44% 15.5 GB/s
Latency 67.9
59% 67.9 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 97%

 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 40,128 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $999
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HDDRAMUSB
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