MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 128%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 104%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics160% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive158% 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 11 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (22%). 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)
Memory6.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 11
BIOS Date20210119
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateJan 11 '22 at 17:10
Run Duration212 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU 22%
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 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-9600K-$199
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
81.4% Excellent
Memory 83.2
1-Core 129
2-Core 246
87% 153 Pts
4-Core 451
8-Core 504
64% 478 Pts
64-Core 585
39% 585 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3070-$500
EVGA(3842 4767) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 497.29
Performing below potential (79th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
160% Outstanding
Lighting 232
Reflection 268
Parallax 201
188% 234 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 152
Splatting 134
128% 162 fps
Poor: 137%
This bench: 160%
Great: 166%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SA2000M8250G 250GB
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S5Z42105
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 188 193 228 161 177 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
158% Outstanding
Read 1,446
Write 970
Mixed 930
SusWrite 212
197% 890 MB/s
4K Read 58.4
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 45.6
224% 83.3 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 645
DQ Mixed 305
279% 414 MB/s
Poor: 103%
This bench: 158%
Great: 237%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$38
657GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 188 189 190 185 177 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 125
Mixed 78.9
SusWrite 186
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
136% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 105%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
57% Above average
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 18.7
MC Mixed 16.7
59% 20.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 12.2
SC Mixed 15.3
40% 14.1 GB/s
Latency 74.9
53% 74.9 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 57%
Great: 112%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 60: 7R 5G 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
60% 15% 144 320 249 144 24" 1920 1080 BNQ7F33 ZOWIE XL LCD
History: Score 26: 3R 2G 5B | Score 60: 7R 5G 10B
Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 53,541 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) - $137

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $994
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