MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics57.8% 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 Drive226% 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.
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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory9.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200610
Uptime4.2 Days
Run DateJun 26 '21 at 02:24
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%
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 PC Performing below expectations (25th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9600K-$202
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
Memory 87.2
1-Core 128
2-Core 257
89% 157 Pts
4-Core 508
8-Core 688
78% 598 Pts
64-Core 708
48% 708 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super)-$465
Nvidia(10DE 2187) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 466.63
Performing below potential (37th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
57.8% Above average
Lighting 73.8
Reflection 74.5
Parallax 70.5
60% 72.9 fps
MRender 60.5
Gravity 70.5
Splatting 58.1
56% 63 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 63%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$94
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211210WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1254 827 621 553 519 558 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
226% Outstanding
Read 1,490
Write 1,703
Mixed 1,249
SusWrite 722
290% 1,291 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 63.1
227% 85.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1311
DQ Write 1,067
DQ Mixed 1183
887% 1,187 MB/s
Poor: 183%
This bench: 226%
Great: 270%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GBF1X08QFHH38-135-K 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
63.4% Good
MC Read 24.7
MC Write 22.5
MC Mixed 20.1
64% 22.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 19.3
52% 18 GB/s
Latency 70.3
57% 70.3 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 102%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 40: 2R 7G 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
40% 21% 87 197 20 60 27" 2560 1440 HWP326A HP E272q
Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 42,867 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: 67% - Good Total price: $995
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