MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 99.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics71.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive175% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). 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)
Memory24.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201010
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateJun 16 '21 at 14:02
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-9700KF-$278
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
Memory 93.3
1-Core 142
2-Core 285
98% 174 Pts
4-Core 569
8-Core 1,034
100% 802 Pts
64-Core 1,076
72% 1,076 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3060-$330
MSI(1462 3976) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3499 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 466.77
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
71.7% Very good
Lighting 98.1
Reflection 102
Parallax 86.5
79% 95.6 fps
MRender 117
Gravity 70.9
Splatting 58.5
63% 82.2 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 104%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$69
90GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 349 206 135 130 133 137 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
175% Outstanding
Read 1,424
Write 891
Mixed 959
SusWrite 182
192% 864 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 63.2
235% 89 MB/s
DQ Read 681
DQ Write 892
DQ Mixed 550
481% 708 MB/s
Poor: 115%
This bench: 175%
Great: 198%
Seagate BarraCuda 120 SSD ZA1000CM10003 1TB
66GB free
Firmware: STQSC012
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 462 460 467 467 471 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 484
Mixed 262
SusWrite 439
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 99.2
4K Mixed 54.6
181% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 317
250% 346 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 119%
Great: 136%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$75
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 165 165 165 167 156 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
89.3% Excellent
Read 148
Write 150
Mixed 72.3
SusWrite 164
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
84% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 91%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CM4X16GC3200C16K2E 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 38.7
MC Write 41.3
MC Mixed 32.2
107% 37.4 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 41.7
SC Mixed 29.3
86% 30 GB/s
Latency 61.3
65% 61.3 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 103%
Great: 116%

 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 40,095 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: $999
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HDDRAMUSB
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