MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 163%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 150%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 104%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics158% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive48.9% 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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory22 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201010
Uptime10.1 Days
Run DateOct 11 '21 at 00:47
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%
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 PC Performing above expectations (75th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-9700K-$306
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Memory 95.6
1-Core 152
2-Core 304
103% 184 Pts
4-Core 607
8-Core 1,050
104% 829 Pts
64-Core 1,051
70% 1,051 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 104%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3070-$500
Zotac(19DA 2617) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2160 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 471.41
Performing below potential (71st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
158% Outstanding
Lighting 223
Reflection 216
Parallax 221
181% 220 fps
MRender 199
Gravity 158
Splatting 143
133% 167 fps
Poor: 135%
This bench: 158%
Great: 166%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 240GB (2018)-$34
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UF220400
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 58 66 38 30 9 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
48.9% Average
Read 449
Write 390
Mixed 313
SusWrite 57.8
67% 302 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 40.7
4K Mixed 16.1
76% 26.4 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 97.2
DQ Mixed 32.3
45% 82.2 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 48.9%
Great: 55%
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB
80GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,622
Write 2,451
Mixed 1,899
517% 2,324 MB/s
4K Read 71.8
4K Write 205
4K Mixed 104
351% 127 MB/s
DQ Read 1,820
DQ Write 1,452
DQ Mixed 1,594
1,204% 1,622 MB/s
Poor: 246% Great: 368%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$30
453GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 139 139 139 140 140 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
86.8% Excellent
Read 166
Write 154
Mixed 104
SusWrite 136
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.2
239% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMW16GX4M2C3200C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
99.6% Outstanding
MC Read 36.5
MC Write 38.8
MC Mixed 30.9
101% 35.4 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 41.1
SC Mixed 30
87% 30.3 GB/s
Latency 55.2
72% 55.2 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 99.6%
Great: 112%

 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 60 36.1" 1280 720 TCL0000 43S421
Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 46,027 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $986
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