MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 81.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive242% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory25 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180822
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateJan 19 '22 at 21:52
Run Duration216 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-8700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
81.2% Excellent
Memory 86.4
1-Core 116
2-Core 240
84% 148 Pts
4-Core 409
8-Core 720
71% 565 Pts
64-Core 1,012
68% 1,012 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 100%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$71
369GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 581 599 574 592 590 571 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
242% Outstanding
Read 2,003
Write 2,270
Mixed 1,431
SusWrite 584
352% 1,572 MB/s
4K Read 58.7
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 72.3
247% 85.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,261
DQ Write 948
DQ Mixed 1,034
792% 1,081 MB/s
Poor: 179%
This bench: 242%
Great: 338%
Samsung 860 Evo 2TB-$330
1.5TB free
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 466 473 472 464 467 469 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 469
Mixed 423
SusWrite 468
105% 465 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 77.7
4K Mixed 44.2
149% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 345
260% 348 MB/s
Poor: 87%
This bench: 111%
Great: 135%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$71
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 190 187 189 190 191 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 154
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 189
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
143% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 107%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMH32GX4M2D3600C18 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
72.6% Very good
MC Read 26.7
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 22.4
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 26.9
SC Mixed 23.4
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 71
56% 71 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 124%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 38: 6R 1G 5B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
38% 19% 62 105 5 144 0" 2560 1440
Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 53,366 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: $1,005
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HDDRAMUSB
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