MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Gaming 105%
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics117% 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 Drive249% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime3.4 Days
Run DateNov 22 '20 at 05:33
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU6%
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 PC Performing as expected (44th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9600KF-$194
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
86.1% Excellent
Memory 95.6
1-Core 104
2-Core 194
79% 131 Pts
4-Core 413
8-Core 620
66% 517 Pts
64-Core 620
42% 620 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$510
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 457.30
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
117% Outstanding
Lighting 145
Reflection 138
Parallax 140
119% 141 fps
MRender 187
Gravity 122
Splatting 99.9
104% 136 fps
Poor: 108%
This bench: 117%
Great: 135%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$110
667GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1353 1355 1335 1369 1295 1220 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
249% Outstanding
Read 1,460
Write 1,485
Mixed 1,067
SusWrite 1321
300% 1,333 MB/s
4K Read 53.5
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 70.5
244% 86.8 MB/s
DQ Read 631
DQ Write 910
DQ Mixed 268
343% 603 MB/s
Poor: 130%
This bench: 249%
Great: 260%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$43
158GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 142 151 152 155 151 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
73.1% Very good
Read 108
Write 83.7
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 146
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
131% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-3200 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 40.5
MC Write 40.8
MC Mixed 29
105% 36.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 36.2
SC Mixed 27.7
78% 27.4 GB/s
Latency 55.2
72% 55.2 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 101%
Great: 111%

 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 22,918 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 118%
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 101%

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $918
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