MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (12th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 88 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 a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics117% 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 Drive28.7% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
15 days ago, 13 days ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory6.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime3.9 Days
Run DateFeb 24 '21 at 00:30
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 35%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9600K-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
77.7% Very good
Memory 78.4
1-Core 122
2-Core 238
83% 146 Pts
4-Core 432
8-Core 511
63% 471 Pts
64-Core 513
34% 513 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$698
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (14th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
117% Outstanding
Lighting 151
Reflection 146
Parallax 148
122% 149 fps
MRender 162
Gravity 134
Splatting 112
111% 136 fps
Poor: 111%
This bench: 117%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$32
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1D1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 150 21 33 14 17 MB/s
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
28.7% Poor
Read 116
Write 146
Mixed 158
SusWrite 69.8
28% 123 MB/s
4K Read 14.8
4K Write 30.4
4K Mixed 15
58% 20.1 MB/s
DQ Read 46.7
DQ Write 47.3
DQ Mixed 113
67% 69.1 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 28.7%
Great: 101%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$80
605GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 152 152 146 151 151 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
89.8% Excellent
Read 163
Write 135
Mixed 81
SusWrite 150
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$73
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
40.4% Average
MC Read 15.8
MC Write 12.2
MC Mixed 13.5
40% 13.8 GB/s
SC Read 11.5
SC Write 11.3
SC Mixed 12.9
34% 11.9 GB/s
Latency 83.5
48% 83.5 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 40.4%
Great: 103%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 113%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $127

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