MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 158%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 148%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 102%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics155% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive315% 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)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190813
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateMay 04 '21 at 21:27
Run Duration204 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU0%
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 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Memory 96.6
1-Core 145
2-Core 288
100% 177 Pts
4-Core 572
8-Core 1,089
103% 831 Pts
64-Core 1,057
71% 1,057 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 102%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3070-$500
Asus(1043 87C1) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 465.89
Performing below potential (59th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
155% Outstanding
Lighting 219
Reflection 202
Parallax 198
177% 206 fps
MRender 192
Gravity 154
Splatting 135
129% 160 fps
Poor: 136%
This bench: 155%
Great: 166%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$165
412GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1007 1146 1281 1265 1219 1091 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
315% Outstanding
Read 2,389
Write 2,248
Mixed 1,395
SusWrite 1,168
403% 1,800 MB/s
4K Read 58.6
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 81.7
271% 95.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,563
DQ Write 1,298
DQ Mixed 1418
1,065% 1,426 MB/s
Poor: 224%
This bench: 315%
Great: 360%
Microsoft Storage Space Device 497GB
306GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 482 484 480 483 481 484 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 476
Mixed 391
SusWrite 482
104% 462 MB/s
4K Read 39.7
4K Write 94.1
4K Mixed 56.1
182% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 357
268% 358 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 122%
Great: 128%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$35
579GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 149 151 147 149 149 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
Read 162
Write 128
Mixed 89.6
SusWrite 146
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 114%
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 above expectations (84th percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
MC Read 39.1
MC Write 39.6
MC Mixed 28.3
102% 35.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.9
SC Write 34.5
SC Mixed 30.5
80% 28 GB/s
Latency 51.8
77% 51.8 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 99.5%
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 36,850 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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