MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 97.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics98.8% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
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%
Watch Gameplay: 2070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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-$568
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
97.3% Outstanding
Memory 91.3
1-Core 143
2-Core 288
98% 174 Pts
4-Core 554
8-Core 1,002
97% 778 Pts
64-Core 1,550
104% 1,550 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 97.3%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 497.29
Performing below potential (16th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
98.8% Outstanding
Lighting 118
Reflection 109
Parallax 136
96% 121 fps
MRender 174
Gravity 119
Splatting 100
103% 131 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black SN750 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2019)-$105
666GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 111110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1432 1225 1399 1474 1490 1673 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th 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: 202%
This bench: 245%
Great: 339%
WDC WDS100T2B0A-00SM50 1TB
572GB free
Firmware: 401000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 294 343 378 380 377 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th 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: 72%
This bench: 86.4%
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 as expected (45th 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: 64%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 90%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 76: 9R 7G 10B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
76% 60% 43 282 201 165 23.8" 1920 1080 DELA0E7 Dell S2417DG
History: Score 43: 3R 6G 10B | Score 76: 9R 7G 10B
Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 48,675 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) - $195

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,039
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