MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 102%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics96% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200810
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 11 '21 at 14:44
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%
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 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Memory 95.9
1-Core 150
2-Core 292
102% 179 Pts
4-Core 575
8-Core 1,138
106% 857 Pts
64-Core 1,133
76% 1,133 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 102%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$390
Asus(1043 8775) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2160 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.63
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
96% Outstanding
Lighting 122
Reflection 116
Parallax 116
99% 118 fps
MRender 138
Gravity 110
Splatting 91.2
92% 113 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 96%
Great: 95%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$110
436GB free
Firmware: EXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1813 794 665 610 610 607 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
302% Outstanding
Read 2,516
Write 2,369
Mixed 1,645
SusWrite 850
412% 1,845 MB/s
4K Read 66.2
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 83.5
274% 91.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,563
DQ Write 1,322
DQ Mixed 1,406
1,063% 1,430 MB/s
Poor: 189%
This bench: 302%
Great: 323%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$53
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 131 132 192 168 186 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
83.4% Excellent
Read 147
Write 130
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 144
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.1
83% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMW16GX4M2E3200C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 40.8
MC Write 42
MC Mixed 28.4
106% 37.1 GB/s
SC Read 20.8
SC Write 43.2
SC Mixed 30.9
90% 31.6 GB/s
Latency 54.3
74% 54.3 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 104%
Great: 105%

 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 39,979 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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