MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 104%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive288% 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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201010
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 22 '21 at 21:41
Run Duration206 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Memory 97.9
1-Core 153
2-Core 306
105% 186 Pts
4-Core 610
8-Core 761
91% 685 Pts
64-Core 844
57% 844 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 104%
Great: 104%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDS100T3XHC-00SJG0 1TB
390GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 102000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1533 935 920 912 929 868 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
288% Outstanding
Read 2,021
Write 2,229
Mixed 1,834
SusWrite 1,016
399% 1,775 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 164
4K Mixed 71.2
246% 93.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,701
DQ Write 1,398
DQ Mixed 1,535
1,154% 1,545 MB/s
Poor: 209%
This bench: 288%
Great: 327%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
85GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 287 285 286 288 287 284 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 290
Mixed 284
SusWrite 286
76% 342 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 44
180% 69.6 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 244
207% 304 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 107%
Great: 123%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$73
79GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 148 150 104 96 96 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
85.2% Excellent
Read 174
Write 136
Mixed 81.6
SusWrite 123
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
223% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMW16GX4M2Z4000C18 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 4000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
126% Outstanding
MC Read 48.9
MC Write 52.4
MC Mixed 33.8
129% 45 GB/s
SC Read 23.6
SC Write 52.6
SC Mixed 35.5
106% 37.2 GB/s
Latency 46.6
86% 46.6 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 126%
Great: 127%

 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 40,156 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $999
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HDDRAMUSB
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