MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop 101%
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 96.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics35.7% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive288% 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 (14%). 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)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200610
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 14 '21 at 18:44
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 14%
Watch Gameplay: 1050-Ti + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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-$369
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
Memory 91.4
1-Core 143
2-Core 278
97% 171 Pts
4-Core 548
8-Core 1,007
97% 777 Pts
64-Core 1,432
96% 1,432 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 472.12
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
35.7% Below average
Lighting 45.8
Reflection 42.8
Parallax 40.3
37% 43 fps
MRender 37.9
Gravity 43.3
Splatting 28.4
34% 36.5 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 35.7%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Gigabyte GP-AG41TB 1TB
782GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EGFM11.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1666 2013 2103 2099 1694 858 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
288% Outstanding
Read 1,577
Write 2,356
Mixed 1,630
SusWrite 1,739
414% 1,825 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 71.8
240% 89.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,128
DQ Write 865
DQ Mixed 1,012
753% 1,002 MB/s
Poor: 229%
This bench: 288%
Great: 493%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
389GB free, PID a00d
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 107 109 109 109 108 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
44.5% Average
Read 107
Write 106
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 107
118% 89.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
84% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown R022D408GX2-3600C18A 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
80.3% Excellent
MC Read 31.4
MC Write 31
MC Mixed 22.3
81% 28.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 33.7
SC Mixed 24.8
72% 25.3 GB/s
Latency 65.1
62% 65.1 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 108%

 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 8 6 100 27" 1280 720 AOC2702 27G2G3
Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 44,226 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 112%
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $990
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