MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics52.6% 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 Drive308% 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.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory55 GB free of 64 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 06 '21 at 19:41
Run Duration246 Seconds
Run User KWT-User
Background CPU4%
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 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
Memory 83.5
1-Core 142
2-Core 279
94% 168 Pts
4-Core 551
8-Core 1,071
100% 811 Pts
64-Core 1,077
72% 1,077 Pts
Poor: 85%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 368.81
Performing below potential (15th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (65 fps cap detected)
52.6% Above average
Lighting 65.1
Reflection 63.4
Parallax 60.3
53% 62.9 fps
MRender 65.2
Gravity 65
Splatting 65
52% 65.1 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$156
668GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1546 1276 1301 1299 1335 1313 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
308% Outstanding
Read 1,900
Write 2,248
Mixed 1,377
SusWrite 1345
387% 1,718 MB/s
4K Read 65.5
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 83.8
281% 96.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1737
DQ Write 1,077
DQ Mixed 1,297
996% 1,370 MB/s
Poor: 243%
This bench: 308%
Great: 374%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$115
625GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 913 504 502 503 506 505 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 83% Great: 134%
WDC WDS100T2G0A-00JH30 1TB
17GB free
Firmware: UH510000
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 448
Write 307
Mixed 100
62% 285 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 17.3
4K Mixed 10
50% 15.3 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 91.6
DQ Mixed 12.6
34% 73.8 MB/s
Poor: 34% Great: 108%
CT250MX500SSD4 250GB
14GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 503
Write 400
Mixed 434
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 32.9
4K Write 80.8
4K Mixed 45.2
150% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 246
211% 311 MB/s
Poor: 72% Great: 122%
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB-$99
221GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 79 78 81 83 78 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
30% Below average
Read 25.9
Write 70.2
Mixed 48.7
SusWrite 78.1
41% 55.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.4
113% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 30%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL16-16-16 D4-2400 Kingston 9905701-003.A00G Kingston 9905701-003.A00G Kingston 9905701-003.A00G 64GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
16384, 16384, 16384, 16384 MB
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
74.9% Very good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 29.4
MC Mixed 24.1
75% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.8
SC Write 30.8
SC Mixed 23.3
68% 24 GB/s
Latency 74.3
54% 74.3 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 75%

 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 38,443 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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