MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics69.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200810
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateApr 13 '21 at 14:53
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 19%
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 PC Performing below expectations (28th 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
83.3% Excellent
Memory 86
1-Core 118
2-Core 232
84% 145 Pts
4-Core 434
8-Core 662
70% 548 Pts
64-Core 672
45% 672 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$280
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 465.89
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
69.5% Good
Lighting 89
Reflection 85.7
Parallax 79.2
72% 84.6 fps
MRender 86.6
Gravity 82.1
Splatting 70.1
67% 79.6 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 81%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
352GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFA15.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 113 112 113 114 8.1 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - drive id incomplete or inconclusive
Read 414
Write 128
Mixed 303
SusWrite 94.6
52% 235 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 67.2
4K Mixed 28.9
115% 41.4 MB/s
DQ Read 35.8
DQ Write 14.2
DQ Mixed 62.5
36% 37.5 MB/s
Poor: 69% Great: 101%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$45
734GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 182 169 186 182 187 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 177
Write 189
Mixed 83
SusWrite 182
115% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 103%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury 2666 C16 2x8GB-$81
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
74.8% Very good
MC Read 29.2
MC Write 29.2
MC Mixed 21.7
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 29
SC Mixed 19.5
62% 21.8 GB/s
Latency 71.2
56% 71.2 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 96%

 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 36,845 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,004
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HDDRAMUSB
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