MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

Gaming 47%
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 47%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 94.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics42.9% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive259% 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 11 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory25.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 11
BIOS Date20201010
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateMay 14 '22 at 17:48
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%
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 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 (35th percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
Memory 91.3
1-Core 138
2-Core 282
96% 171 Pts
4-Core 529
8-Core 969
93% 749 Pts
64-Core 1545
104% 1545 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1650-$155
Gigabyte(1458 4026) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 512.77
Performing below potential (59th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
42.9% Average
Lighting 53.3
Reflection 58.9
Parallax 53.4
43% 55.2 fps
MRender 64.7
Gravity 50.6
Splatting 47.9
43% 54.4 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 42.9%
Great: 46%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
846GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 001C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1363 1348 1327 1449 1519 1535 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
259% Outstanding
Read 1,454
Write 1,405
Mixed 1,102
SusWrite 1,423
303% 1,346 MB/s
4K Read 58.9
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 70.9
252% 88.4 MB/s
DQ Read 769
DQ Write 866
DQ Mixed 569
497% 734 MB/s
Poor: 140%
This bench: 259%
Great: 295%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3000 C16 Series 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (30th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
72.5% Very good
MC Read 26
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 21.6
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 22.1
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 65.3
61% 65.3 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 110%

 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 10 7 60 32" 1280 720 SAM0BCB S32D850
Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 53,464 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 111%
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
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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