MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 152%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 139%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 101%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics151% 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 Drive187% 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.
High background CPU (22%). 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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 16 '21 at 22:48
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%
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 PC Performing above expectations (78th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i9-9900K-$369
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
101% Outstanding
Memory 95.9
1-Core 143
2-Core 288
99% 175 Pts
4-Core 570
8-Core 889
93% 730 Pts
64-Core 1117
75% 1117 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 101%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3070-$500
Zotac(19DA 2617) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.27
Performing below potential (39th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
151% Outstanding
Lighting 215
Reflection 257
Parallax 195
174% 222 fps
MRender 188
Gravity 148
Splatting 132
124% 156 fps
Poor: 125%
This bench: 151%
Great: 165%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Nvme INTEL SSDPEKNW512G8 512GB
381GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 883 884 883 583 5 12 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
187% Outstanding
Read 1,317
Write 905
Mixed 820
SusWrite 542
200% 896 MB/s
4K Read 53.3
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 69.6
244% 87.5 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 826
DQ Mixed 219
269% 457 MB/s
Poor: 108%
This bench: 187%
Great: 208%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
665GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 178 179 180 180 180 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 187
Mixed 99.3
SusWrite 179
120% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
221% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 106%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BL8G32C16U4B.M8FE 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
100% Outstanding
MC Read 39.4
MC Write 38.9
MC Mixed 27.7
101% 35.3 GB/s
SC Read 20.5
SC Write 44.7
SC Mixed 28.6
89% 31.3 GB/s
Latency 54.2
74% 54.2 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 100%
Great: 112%

 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 38,448 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
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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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