MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 101%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics55.4% 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 Drive109% 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200810
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 14 '21 at 16:29
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%
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 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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-$265
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
101% Outstanding
Memory 97.2
1-Core 135
2-Core 285
98% 173 Pts
4-Core 563
8-Core 1,106
103% 834 Pts
64-Core 1,080
72% 1,080 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 101%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$218
CLim: 1405 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.11.3
Performing below potential (52nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
55.4% Above average
Lighting 67.1
Reflection 64.7
Parallax 90.5
54% 74.1 fps
MRender 66.3
Gravity 71.3
Splatting 48.8
57% 62.1 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3D SATA M.2 500GB-$54
228GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 378 384 397 399 399 401 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 460
Mixed 228
SusWrite 393
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 93.7
4K Mixed 42.5
159% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 266
222% 321 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 109%
Great: 118%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 176 175 175 178 180 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
Read 168
Write 150
Mixed 75.3
SusWrite 177
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$95
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 40.7
MC Write 40.2
MC Mixed 28.9
105% 36.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.9
SC Write 36.9
SC Mixed 31.5
83% 29.1 GB/s
Latency 49.3
81% 49.3 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 102%
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 29,577 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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