MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 94%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics99.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive64.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190321
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 18 '21 at 17:09
Run Duration165 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%
Watch Gameplay: 2060S + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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-$196
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
94% Outstanding
Memory 90
1-Core 135
2-Core 266
93% 164 Pts
4-Core 528
8-Core 762
83% 645 Pts
64-Core 761
51% 761 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 94%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super)-$480
MSI(1462 C757) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2115 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 461.09
Performing below potential (56th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
99.1% Outstanding
Lighting 122
Reflection 112
Parallax 125
99% 120 fps
MRender 178
Gravity 114
Splatting 105
100% 132 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 107%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$100
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 77 74 76 75 76 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
64.9% Good
Read 404
Write 119
Mixed 199
SusWrite 80.4
44% 201 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 52.3
4K Mixed 28.6
110% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 86.9
DQ Mixed 107
110% 188 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 64.9%
Great: 116%
Seagate ST3500630AS 500GB-$71
159GB free
Firmware: 3.CHN
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 63 64 65 65 65 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
39.3% Below average
Read 72.3
Write 48
Mixed 47.6
SusWrite 64.2
43% 58 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
131% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 39.3%
Great: 44%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
100GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 92 97 96 100 107 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
63.3% Good
Read 122
Write 115
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 97.9
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
221% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 63.3%
Great: 108%
WD RE4 1TB (2010)-$50
464GB free
Firmware: 01.01V02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 107 112 114 114 114 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
63% Good
Read 107
Write 103
Mixed 88.9
SusWrite 112
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
197% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 63%
Great: 77%
Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 16GB-$9
5GB free, PID db8a
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.5 9.9 10 10 10 10 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
8.56% Terrible
Read 40.9
Write 10.2
Mixed 19.5
SusWrite 10
23% 20.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0.2
14% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 8.56%
Great: 27%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB-$95
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (30th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
72.7% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 27.4
MC Mixed 21.3
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 28.2
SC Mixed 21.4
64% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 67.2
60% 67.2 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 102%

 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 32,708 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) - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $980
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