MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics43% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive28.3% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory8.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191225
Uptime10 Days
Run DateJun 21 '21 at 21:59
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 14%
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 PC Performing below expectations (40th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9400F-$165
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
Memory 90.6
1-Core 118
2-Core 236
86% 148 Pts
4-Core 460
8-Core 640
72% 550 Pts
64-Core 618
42% 618 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1650-$155
Zotac(19DA 2546) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (66th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
43% Average
Lighting 56.6
Reflection 56.6
Parallax 49.1
46% 54.1 fps
MRender 42.4
Gravity 50.7
Splatting 46.3
40% 46.5 fps
Poor: 40%
This bench: 43%
Great: 46%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 480GB-$55
200GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1E1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 242 256 259 19 32 32 MB/s
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
28.3% Poor
Read 161
Write 98.1
Mixed 83
SusWrite 140
27% 120 MB/s
4K Read 12.9
4K Write 18.8
4K Mixed 9.8
42% 13.8 MB/s
DQ Read 12.6
DQ Write 15.8
DQ Mixed 13.7
10% 14 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 28.3%
Great: 102%
Seagate Backup+ Desktop 4TB
2TB free
Firmware: 1404
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 154 156 156 158 159 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
77.8% Very good
Read 113
Write 134
Mixed 120
SusWrite 156
97% 131 MB/s
4K Read 4
4K Write 4.2
4K Mixed 0.7
322% 2.97 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$80
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
64.7% Good
MC Read 25.6
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 20.1
65% 22.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 22.3
SC Mixed 20
54% 19 GB/s
Latency 66.4
60% 66.4 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 103%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 41: 4R 4G 9B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
41% 19% 90 106 6 60 27" 1920 1080 SAM0D32 C27F390
Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 40,270 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
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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