MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 94%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics86.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 11 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.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory8.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 11
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 24 '21 at 05:24
Run Duration209 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%
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 PC Performing below expectations (26th 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 below expectations (27th percentile)
94% Outstanding
Memory 89.9
1-Core 143
2-Core 273
96% 169 Pts
4-Core 526
8-Core 959
93% 743 Pts
64-Core 1,400
94% 1,400 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 94%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 496.13
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
86.7% Excellent
Lighting 104
Reflection 92.8
Parallax 109
84% 102 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 105
Splatting 89.7
90% 115 fps
Poor: 92%
This bench: 86.7%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black SN750 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2019)-$120
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 111110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,964
Write 2,138
Mixed 1,766
437% 1,956 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 59.7
207% 75.2 MB/s
DQ Read 1,192
DQ Write 643
DQ Mixed 915
681% 917 MB/s
Poor: 211% Great: 343%
WDC WDS100T2B0A-00SM50 1TB
675GB free
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 462 467 466 416 472 467 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
Read 420
Write 387
Mixed 331
SusWrite 458
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 83.2
4K Mixed 31.7
127% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 201
188% 293 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 118%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2666 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
75.6% Very good
MC Read 29.1
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 22.5
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 30
SC Mixed 23.8
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 67.4
59% 67.4 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 90%

 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 12 10 165 23.8" 1280 720 DELA0E7 Dell S2417DG
Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 46,327 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $989
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