MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 99.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics35.5% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive108% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191225
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateNov 29 '20 at 04:11
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU1%
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 PC Performing as expected (54th 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-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
Memory 93.9
1-Core 143
2-Core 283
98% 173 Pts
4-Core 563
8-Core 1,066
101% 814 Pts
64-Core 1,104
74% 1,104 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
Nvidia(10DE 1C03) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2164 MHz, MLim: 2277 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 457.30
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
35.5% Below average
Lighting 74.1
Reflection 16.9
Parallax 6.2
60% 32.4 fps
MRender 0.4
Gravity 10.4
Splatting 0.3
7% 3.7 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 35.5%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 344 308 252 161 144 144 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 478
Mixed 399
SusWrite 226
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 99.4
4K Mixed 55.8
188% 65.8 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 351
264% 354 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 108%
Great: 123%
WD Red 1TB (2012)-$60
314GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 66 66 65 66 67 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
43.5% Average
Read 85.5
Write 85.5
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 65.6
56% 75.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
178% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 43.5%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CM4X8GE2666C16K4 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
93.7% Outstanding
MC Read 35.1
MC Write 36.2
MC Mixed 29.2
96% 33.5 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 37.1
SC Mixed 27.8
79% 27.8 GB/s
Latency 60.1
66% 60.1 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 93.7%
Great: 93%

 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 29,618 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $976
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