MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 99.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics42.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive260% 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.
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)
Memory28.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display4096 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200610
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateNov 22 '20 at 16:04
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%
Watch Gameplay: 570 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-$260
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
Memory 93
1-Core 144
2-Core 288
99% 175 Pts
4-Core 569
8-Core 1,120
104% 844 Pts
64-Core 1,119
75% 1,119 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 570-$125
CLim: 1307 MHz, MLim: 1765 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.11.2
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
42.7% Average
Lighting 51.7
Reflection 65.9
Parallax 67.7
43% 61.8 fps
MRender 64.9
Gravity 51.5
Splatting 52.8
38% 56.4 fps
Poor: 37%
This bench: 42.7%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$95
731GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1356 885 857 861 860 863 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
260% Outstanding
Read 1,474
Write 1,591
Mixed 1,389
SusWrite 947
304% 1,350 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 172
4K Mixed 74.8
260% 98.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,546
DQ Write 1,260
DQ Mixed 1,388
1,043% 1,398 MB/s
Poor: 180%
This bench: 260%
Great: 270%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$52
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 217 218 215 217 220 220 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 56% Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB-$110
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
106% Outstanding
MC Read 40.3
MC Write 40.8
MC Mixed 33.7
109% 38.3 GB/s
SC Read 20.3
SC Write 44.8
SC Mixed 30.4
91% 31.8 GB/s
Latency 62
64% 62 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 106%
Great: 112%

 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 23,303 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $118

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $932
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HDDRAMUSB
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