MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 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 104%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics75.6% 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 Drive277% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210119
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 02 '21 at 17:07
Run Duration222 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU2%
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 PC Performing above expectations (85th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9600KF-$191
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Memory 96.7
1-Core 148
2-Core 299
102% 181 Pts
4-Core 599
8-Core 893
96% 746 Pts
64-Core 824
55% 824 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 104%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super)-$240
Nvidia(10DE 13D3) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2250 MHz, MLim: 3535 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.27
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
75.6% Very good
Lighting 97.7
Reflection 94.8
Parallax 86.7
79% 93.1 fps
MRender 108
Gravity 85.4
Splatting 76.3
72% 90 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 76%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$99
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 492 384 314 310 310 310 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
277% Outstanding
Read 2,523
Write 1,466
Mixed 1,081
SusWrite 353
299% 1,356 MB/s
4K Read 66.6
4K Write 193
4K Mixed 92.6
322% 117 MB/s
DQ Read 973
DQ Write 1,502
DQ Mixed 1,004
826% 1,160 MB/s
Poor: 147%
This bench: 277%
Great: 275%
Crucial MX500 1TB-$96
662GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 471 471 464 468 472 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 474
Mixed 407
SusWrite 468
105% 466 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 92.5
4K Mixed 50.7
170% 60 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 290
238% 339 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 118%
Great: 125%
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$45
169GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 323 114 113 93 87 84 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
81.1% Excellent
Read 494
Write 461
Mixed 202
SusWrite 136
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 80.1
4K Mixed 38.8
140% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 163
136% 201 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 87%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 86 86 87 85 89 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
64.1% Good
Read 137
Write 132
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 86
81% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
184% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3333 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
110% Outstanding
MC Read 43.2
MC Write 44.1
MC Mixed 30.5
112% 39.3 GB/s
SC Read 22
SC Write 45.7
SC Mixed 32
95% 33.2 GB/s
Latency 51.6
78% 51.6 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 110%
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 38,251 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) - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,008
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CPUGPUSSD
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Intel Core i7-10700K $300Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $94SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $100G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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