MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 115%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 104%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics128% 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 Drive289% 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200810
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 14 '21 at 14:34
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%
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 PC Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-8700K-$320
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Memory 92.8
1-Core 127
2-Core 248
90% 156 Pts
4-Core 460
8-Core 744
76% 602 Pts
64-Core 961
64% 961 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$698
MSI(1462 3722) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing below potential (44th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
128% Outstanding
Lighting 166
Reflection 168
Parallax 168
134% 167 fps
MRender 184
Gravity 144
Splatting 121
121% 150 fps
Poor: 114%
This bench: 128%
Great: 142%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$85
414GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2034 803 807 811 808 808 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
289% Outstanding
Read 2451
Write 2,160
Mixed 1,587
SusWrite 1,012
403% 1,802 MB/s
4K Read 57.5
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 81.2
267% 93.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,150
DQ Write 899
DQ Mixed 1053
780% 1,034 MB/s
Poor: 185%
This bench: 289%
Great: 337%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D30BESBK.8FD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
72.5% Very good
MC Read 29
MC Write 26.6
MC Mixed 21.5
73% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 25.2
SC Mixed 20.8
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 107%

 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 29,663 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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