MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (8th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 92 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 83%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics13.2% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive79.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 (64%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory6.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190813
Uptime3.2 Days
Run DateApr 24 '21 at 00:18
Run Duration255 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 64%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-8700-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
83% Excellent
Memory 89.8
1-Core 94.9
2-Core 233
80% 139 Pts
4-Core 433
8-Core 480
62% 457 Pts
64-Core 836
56% 836 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 83%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$230
Nvidia(10DE 2184) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 461.72
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
13.2% Very poor
Lighting 26.5
Reflection 59.1
Parallax 61.7
21% 49.1 fps
MRender 2.9
Gravity 3.9
Splatting 59.7
4% 22.2 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 13.2%
Great: 73%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$140
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 257 155 149 148 142 138 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
79.1% Very good
Read 473
Write 403
Mixed 265
SusWrite 165
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 78.2
4K Mixed 32.2
121% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 188
167% 257 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CM4X8GD3000C16K4D 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
64% Good
MC Read 24.4
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 21.5
65% 22.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 19.2
49% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 67.4
59% 67.4 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 64%
Great: 101%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $991
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