MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (15th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 85 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 89.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics4.81% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive54.8% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory26.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200522
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 22 '21 at 23:58
Run Duration263 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing way below expectations (15th 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-$322
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
89.8% Excellent
Memory 82.3
1-Core 138
2-Core 273
92% 165 Pts
4-Core 522
8-Core 940
91% 731 Pts
64-Core 1,390
93% 1,390 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel UHD Graphics 630
MSI(1462 7B98) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 24.20.100.6345
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
4.81% Terrible
Lighting 5.2
Reflection 8.2
Parallax 7
4% 6.8 fps
MRender 8.9
Gravity 6.4
Splatting 9.9
6% 8.4 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.81%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 870 QVO 1TB-$110
325GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVQ01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 71 73 73 72 74 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
54.8% Above average
Read 449
Write 74.5
Mixed 113
SusWrite 72.6
38% 177 MB/s
4K Read 16
4K Write 67.3
4K Mixed 21.3
87% 34.9 MB/s
DQ Read 178
DQ Write 88.5
DQ Mixed 102
84% 123 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 129%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600 C18 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
55.9% Above average
MC Read 20.1
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 16.4
55% 19.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 18.8
52% 18.3 GB/s
Latency 76.3
52% 76.3 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 55.9%
Great: 124%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 49: 6R 3G 10B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
49% 24% 78 42 28 60 12.6" 1920 1080 ITE6516 DP2VGA V235
History: Score 23: 2R 3G 4B | Score 29: 2R 4G 7B | Score 49: 6R 3G 10B
Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 42,797 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: $996
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