MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 83.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics47.6% 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 Drive127% 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.
Very high background CPU (61%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191225
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 15 '21 at 16:48
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 61%
Watch Gameplay: 570 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (44th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i3-9100-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
83.5% Excellent
Memory 91.9
1-Core 120
2-Core 242
87% 151 Pts
4-Core 450
8-Core 356
57% 403 Pts
64-Core 442
30% 442 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 570-$150
CLim: 1286 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver:
Performing below potential (70th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
47.6% Average
Lighting 57.9
Reflection 59.3
Parallax 77.5
47% 64.9 fps
MRender 58.3
Gravity 60.6
Splatting 44.6
48% 54.5 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 47.6%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS3030 500GB SSD
280GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS303320
SusWrite @10s intervals: 507 489 455 445 466 487 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Read 623
Write 1,434
Mixed 464
SusWrite 475
170% 749 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 36.6
138% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 839
DQ Write 536
DQ Mixed 590
466% 655 MB/s
Poor: 125%
This bench: 127%
Great: 247%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
554GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 174 162 167 177 165 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
Read 155
Write 172
Mixed 31.8
SusWrite 169
95% 132 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
135% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600 C18 2x8GB-$93
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
63.9% Good
MC Read 23.1
MC Write 23.5
MC Mixed 19.4
63% 22 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 24.4
SC Mixed 20
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 64.2
62% 64.2 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 63.9%
Great: 113%

 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 38,082 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 111%
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $138

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,012
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