MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 147%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 138%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 105%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics140% 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 Drive45.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210119
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 12 '21 at 19:23
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Memory 96.4
1-Core 153
2-Core 306
104% 185 Pts
4-Core 613
8-Core 1,118
108% 865 Pts
64-Core 1,118
75% 1,118 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 105%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080S (Super)-$770
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3875 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.63
Performing below potential (64th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
140% Outstanding
Lighting 179
Reflection 256
Parallax 183
144% 206 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 160
Splatting 0.1
134% 122 fps
Poor: 115%
This bench: 140%
Great: 147%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SA400S37960G 960GB
735GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK61K1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 332 401 436 350 100 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
45.4% Average
Read 181
Write 106
Mixed 88.2
SusWrite 336
40% 178 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 20.7
4K Mixed 12
57% 17.6 MB/s
DQ Read 14.2
DQ Write 15.9
DQ Mixed 15
11% 15 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 45.4%
Great: 103%
Samsung SM841N 2.5 7mm 256GB
238GB free
Firmware: DXM03D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 324 316 316 343 417 408 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 403
Mixed 336
SusWrite 354
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 47.1
178% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 165
168% 276 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 112%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
99.9% Outstanding
MC Read 38.5
MC Write 39.6
MC Mixed 27.8
101% 35.3 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 41.4
SC Mixed 30.1
88% 30.9 GB/s
Latency 52.6
76% 52.6 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 99.9%
Great: 106%

 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 40,295 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: 66% - Good Total price: $1,001
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