MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 96.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics70% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive69.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory7.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime14 Days
Run DateJun 16 '21 at 21:33
Run Duration162 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%
Watch Gameplay: 1070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (29th 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-$363
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
96.7% Outstanding
Memory 92.2
1-Core 144
2-Core 285
98% 174 Pts
4-Core 543
8-Core 970
95% 756 Pts
64-Core 1,515
102% 1,515 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 96.7%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
Zotac(19DA 1445) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.63
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
70% Good
Lighting 88
Reflection 154
Parallax 95.9
71% 113 fps
MRender 92.1
Gravity 83.5
Splatting 91.9
69% 89.2 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 70%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
TOSHIBA-TR200 240GB
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFA12.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 131 35 33 13 100 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
69.6% Good
Read 478
Write 313
Mixed 325
SusWrite 59
65% 294 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 72.3
4K Mixed 33.7
132% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 29.6
DQ Mixed 19.6
48% 107 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 90%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$80
804GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 11 12 17 13 15 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Read 2,875
Write 4.7
SusWrite 14.1
689% 964 MB/s
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 1.5
264% 1 MB/s
Poor: 59% Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 3000 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
73.4% Very good
MC Read 29.3
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 20.5
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 27.6
SC Mixed 23.4
66% 23 GB/s
Latency 63.7
63% 63.7 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 97%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

 SkillBench Score 21: 1R 3G 7B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
21% 20% 56 202 29 120 23.5" 1920 1080 MSI1462 Optix MAG24C
History:
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Gaming
Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,004
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