MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (2nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 98 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 65.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics45.9% 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 Drive108% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Very high background CPU (93%). 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)
Memory3.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200610
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 23 '21 at 22:07
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 93%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-8700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
65.5% Good
Memory 69.2
1-Core 91.3
2-Core 192
67% 118 Pts
4-Core 333
8-Core 539
55% 436 Pts
64-Core 877
59% 877 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 65.5%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$510
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.63
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
45.9% Average
Lighting 48.7
Reflection 47.7
Parallax 41.7
39% 46 fps
MRender 69.7
Gravity 65.9
Splatting 48.6
54% 61.4 fps
Poor: 106%
This bench: 45.9%
Great: 127%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$116
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 546 21 9.3 108 21 9.9 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 900
Write 888
Mixed 724
SusWrite 119
147% 658 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 58.5
4K Mixed 37
120% 41 MB/s
DQ Read 613
DQ Write 605
DQ Mixed 265
294% 494 MB/s
Poor: 126%
This bench: 108%
Great: 260%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$98
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
56.7% Above average
MC Read 23.8
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 18.9
61% 21.5 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 15
SC Mixed 10.7
33% 11.4 GB/s
Latency 103
39% 103 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 109%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 11 9 144 24" 1280 720 SPT09A7 C24
Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 40,039 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: $1,004
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