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 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 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 96%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive92.9% 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.
Very high background CPU (73%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory3.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191225
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 18 '21 at 14:22
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 73%
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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 i7-9700K-$284
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
96% Outstanding
Memory 89.8
1-Core 140
2-Core 278
95% 169 Pts
4-Core 556
8-Core 757
86% 656 Pts
64-Core 752
50% 752 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 96%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$510
MSI(1462 373E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2265 MHz, MLim: 3700 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 461.92
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 96.7
Reflection 120
Parallax 75.7
78% 97.4 fps
Splatting 48.3
1% 48.3 fps
Poor: 104% Great: 128%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Pcie SSD 256GB
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM22.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 275 276 254 258 233 217 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
Read 689
Write 1,122
Mixed 543
SusWrite 252
147% 652 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 95.5
4K Mixed 27.3
122% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 321
233% 304 MB/s
Poor: 90%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 220%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$53
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 198 187 197 196 196 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
Read 147
Write 157
Mixed 67.3
SusWrite 193
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0
78% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$100
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
48.9% Average
MC Read 17.1
MC Write 18.3
MC Mixed 14.4
47% 16.6 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 12.5
42% 14.8 GB/s
Latency 67.6
59% 67.6 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 48.9%
Great: 106%

 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 38,486 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $124

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $973
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