MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 99.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics69.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive97.4% 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.
Run History
5 days ago, 5 days ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190813
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 08 '21 at 10:04
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU10%
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 PC Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-9700-$264
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Memory 96.1
1-Core 137
2-Core 274
96% 169 Pts
4-Core 549
8-Core 1,068
100% 808 Pts
64-Core 1,061
71% 1,061 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$230
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 461.40
Performing below potential (72nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
69.7% Good
Lighting 92.6
Reflection 89.4
Parallax 77.6
75% 86.5 fps
MRender 64.9
Gravity 81.4
Splatting 72.2
64% 72.8 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDS500G2B0B-00YS70 500GB
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 411030WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 254 255 258 198 180 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
Read 458
Write 416
Mixed 330
SusWrite 234
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 91.6
4K Mixed 46.6
163% 58.1 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 234
198% 292 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 114%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$46
647GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 83 86 87 85 86 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
51% Above average
Read 91.5
Write 99.7
Mixed 67.2
SusWrite 85.7
64% 86 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 51%
Great: 86%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$49
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 205 208 206 209 209 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 55% Great: 108%
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 @ 2933 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
MC Read 35
MC Write 36.2
MC Mixed 26.8
93% 32.7 GB/s
SC Read 19.6
SC Write 34.3
SC Mixed 29.2
79% 27.7 GB/s
Latency 53.7
74% 53.7 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 103%

 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 35,083 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $982
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