MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 98.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics59.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive76.5% 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.
Run History
14 days ago, 13 days ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191225
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateMay 05 '21 at 06:26
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User KWT-User
Background CPU4%
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 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
98.8% Outstanding
Memory 93.6
1-Core 134
2-Core 279
96% 169 Pts
4-Core 558
8-Core 971
96% 765 Pts
64-Core 1,034
69% 1,034 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super)-$304
CLim: 2115 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 465.89
Performing below potential (59th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
59.7% Above average
Lighting 76.8
Reflection 76.3
Parallax 74.1
62% 75.7 fps
MRender 63
Gravity 71.9
Splatting 59.1
57% 64.7 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 59.7%
Great: 63%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$35
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKJ1A3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 122 126 38 40 39 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
76.5% Very good
Read 392
Write 436
Mixed 361
SusWrite 83.5
71% 318 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 80.6
4K Mixed 38.6
141% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 190
168% 248 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 101%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$53
874GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 154 158 165 158 168 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
76.7% Very good
Read 122
Write 112
Mixed 65.6
SusWrite 146
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.2
83% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 76.7%
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 @ 3100 MHz
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
48.6% Average
MC Read 17.1
MC Write 17.3
MC Mixed 15.1
47% 16.5 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 14.6
SC Mixed 13.1
39% 13.6 GB/s
Latency 60.7
66% 60.7 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 48.6%
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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