MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
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 a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 82.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics67.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive190% 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory4.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20190813
Uptime3.7 Days
Run DateOct 15 '21 at 05:48
Run Duration221 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU0%
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 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 i7-9700K-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
82.4% Excellent
Memory 82.3
1-Core 134
2-Core 251
88% 156 Pts
4-Core 442
8-Core 896
82% 669 Pts
64-Core 951
64% 951 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$280
Gigabyte(1458 3FC5) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2160 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 461.09
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
67.3% Good
Lighting 86.9
Reflection 82.9
Parallax 78.7
70% 82.8 fps
MRender 83.5
Gravity 78.3
Splatting 67.1
64% 76.3 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 83%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$72
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 584 515 500 503 497 488 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
190% Outstanding
Read 1,787
Write 1,546
Mixed 1325
SusWrite 514
289% 1,293 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 73.5
4K Mixed 49.8
161% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 951
DQ Write 701
DQ Mixed 791
600% 814 MB/s
Poor: 206%
This bench: 190%
Great: 328%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$49
465GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 142 147 147 149 151 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
82.2% Excellent
Read 141
Write 160
Mixed 67.9
SusWrite 145
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
106% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$63
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
78.4% Very good
MC Read 33.2
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 26.1
85% 29.7 GB/s
SC Read 11.4
SC Write 20.9
SC Mixed 15.7
46% 16 GB/s
Latency 76.4
52% 76.4 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 78.4%
Great: 108%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 59: 8R 5G 4B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
59% 35% 48 306 240 144 23.8" 1920 1080 AOC2402 24G2W1G4
History: Score 37: 4R 4G 5B | Score 59: 8R 5G 4B
Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 46,471 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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