MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 60.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics99.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive137% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). 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)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200610
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateOct 02 '21 at 06:44
Run Duration175 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%
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 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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-$440
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
60.1% Good
Memory 84
1-Core 125
2-Core 218
83% 142 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 260
30% 231 Pts
64-Core 235
16% 235 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 472.12
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
99.7% Outstanding
Lighting 120
Reflection 165
Parallax 124
97% 137 fps
MRender 175
Gravity 118
Splatting 97.6
102% 130 fps
Poor: 92%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Spcc M.2 PCIe SSD 256GB
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V1.0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 813 798 241 239 232 231 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
137% Outstanding
Read 1,242
Write 989
Mixed 827
SusWrite 426
194% 871 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 92.7
4K Mixed 29.6
140% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 509
DQ Mixed 63.2
152% 312 MB/s
Poor: 94%
This bench: 137%
Great: 217%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$49
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 205 217 209 219 215 219 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 148
Write 164
Mixed 72
SusWrite 214
109% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
193% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 104%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$26
379GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 118 117 118 118 118 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
67.5% Good
Read 118
Write 112
Mixed 70.7
SusWrite 117
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-3000 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
58% Above average
MC Read 19.7
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 18.6
58% 20.2 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 22.2
SC Mixed 18
50% 17.6 GB/s
Latency 73.5
54% 73.5 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 58%
Great: 105%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 31: 3R 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
31% 32% 40 206 19 165 24.5" 1920 1080 SPT09FB Sceptre M25
Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 46,475 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $138

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $996
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