MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics88.4% 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 Drive101% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 29 days ago, 29 days ago, 29 days ago, 29 days ago, 29 days ago, 29 days ago, 27 days ago, 27 days ago, 18 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 10 days ago, 9 days ago, 9 days ago, 9 days ago, 9 days ago, 9 days ago, 9 days ago, 9 days ago, 9 days ago, 8 days ago, 8 days ago, 8 days ago, 8 days ago, 8 days ago, 8 days ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201010
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateApr 15 '21 at 04:01
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 20%
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 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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 (12th percentile)
85.2% Excellent
Memory 95.5
1-Core 133
2-Core 262
94% 163 Pts
4-Core 419
8-Core 509
62% 464 Pts
64-Core 659
44% 659 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 2126 MHz, MLim: 2122 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 457.51
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
88.4% Excellent
Lighting 111
Reflection 118
Parallax 109
90% 113 fps
MRender 102
Gravity 108
Splatting 105
86% 105 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$35
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKJ4.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 418 448 452 458 456 458 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 421
Write 448
Mixed 390
SusWrite 448
96% 427 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 83.1
4K Mixed 39.6
144% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 239
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 195
173% 257 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 101%
Great: 101%
Crucial P5 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$68
396GB free
Firmware: P4CR311 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1683 1828 1866 1900 1899 1896 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
308% Outstanding
Read 1700
Write 526
Mixed 1,660
SusWrite 1,845
322% 1,433 MB/s
4K Read 52.2
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 67.9
230% 80.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,388
DQ Write 1,156
DQ Mixed 1,244
940% 1,263 MB/s
Poor: 167%
This bench: 308%
Great: 354%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$57
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 205 208 212 217 217 218 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 152
Mixed 74.4
SusWrite 213
113% 155 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
106% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 113%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$79
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 38.7
MC Write 42.8
MC Mixed 30.5
107% 37.3 GB/s
SC Read 20.2
SC Write 44
SC Mixed 30.5
90% 31.6 GB/s
Latency 55.6
72% 55.6 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 105%
Great: 108%

 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 36,572 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
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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