MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 100%
Workstation 100%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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 95.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics98.9% 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 Drive245% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateJan 09 '22 at 21:20
Run Duration225 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 26%
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 PC Performing below expectations (28th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i9-9900K-$387
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
Memory 91.3
1-Core 146
2-Core 292
97% 177 Pts
4-Core 535
8-Core 1,017
92% 776 Pts
64-Core 1,598
99% 1,598 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$200
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 497.29
Performing below potential (20th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
98.9% Outstanding
Lighting 118
Reflection 109
Parallax 136
96% 121 fps
MRender 174
Gravity 119
Splatting 100
104% 131 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 112%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
WD Black SN750 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2019)-$80
666GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 111110WD Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1432 1225 1399 1474 1490 1673 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
245% Outstanding
Read 1,999
Write 1,844
Mixed 1,577
SusWrite 1,449
386% 1,717 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 58
4K Mixed 48.9
160% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,090
DQ Write 127
DQ Mixed 262
280% 493 MB/s
Poor: 188%
This bench: 245%
Great: 347%
WDC WDS100T2B0A-00SM50 1TB
572GB free
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 294 343 378 380 377 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
86.4% Excellent
Read 444
Write 438
Mixed 337
SusWrite 350
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 48.5
4K Mixed 30.3
119% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 213
166% 237 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Unknown DDR4 2666 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
79.6% Very good
MC Read 31.7
MC Write 29.6
MC Mixed 22.3
80% 27.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.7
SC Write 32.4
SC Mixed 26
73% 25.7 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 90%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 32,890 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 113%
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 104%

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $246

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $809
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