MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 97.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics101% 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 Drive105% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
4 months ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory2.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191225
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateMay 30 '21 at 21:47
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%
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 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$289
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
97.9% Outstanding
Memory 96.4
1-Core 141
2-Core 280
98% 172 Pts
4-Core 533
8-Core 1,032
97% 782 Pts
64-Core 1,081
73% 1,081 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 97.9%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super)-$480
MSI(1462 373C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2115 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.47
Performing below potential (75th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
101% Outstanding
Lighting 126
Reflection 113
Parallax 130
101% 123 fps
MRender 181
Gravity 115
Splatting 105
101% 134 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 101%
Great: 108%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 1TB-$90
168GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 255 425 414 424 462 451 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 412
Mixed 425
SusWrite 405
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 80.4
4K Mixed 37.2
145% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 302
241% 338 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 105%
Great: 125%
Crucial MX500 1TB-$90
730GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 264 439 417 427 464 432 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 453
Mixed 400
SusWrite 407
99% 440 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 93.3
4K Mixed 49.9
167% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 288
236% 335 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 113%
Great: 125%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)-$70
931GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 202 195 196 206 196 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
Read 120
Write 142
Mixed 28.8
SusWrite 196
88% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2.2
387% 2.83 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 111%
Seagate BUP Slim BK 1TB
288GB free
Firmware: 0302
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 14 13 14 15 14 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
14.8% Very poor
Read 37.6
Write 15
Mixed 18.9
SusWrite 14
16% 21.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.2
46% 0.33 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 14.8%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$85
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
89.6% Excellent
MC Read 36
MC Write 32.3
MC Mixed 27.6
91% 32 GB/s
SC Read 20.2
SC Write 26.8
SC Mixed 27.6
71% 24.9 GB/s
Latency 52.5
76% 52.5 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 103%

 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 39,995 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,000
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HDDRAMUSB
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