MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (13th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 87 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics49.2% 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 Drive69.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B98
MotherboardMSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)  (all builds)
Memory24 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201010
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 21 '22 at 22:07
Run Duration186 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (13th 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-$660
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
74.6% Very good
Memory 54.5
1-Core 146
2-Core 290
86% 164 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 896
88% 701 Pts
64-Core 1,225
82% 1,225 Pts
Poor: 85%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
CLim: 2190 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 512.15
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (61 fps cap detected)
49.2% Average
Lighting 61
Reflection 57.1
Parallax 61
49% 59.7 fps
MRender 61
Gravity 61
Splatting 39.4
49% 53.8 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 269 132 76 76 75 72 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
69.9% Good
Read 292
Write 475
Mixed 231
SusWrite 117
63% 279 MB/s
4K Read 6.4
4K Write 77.6
4K Mixed 50
115% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 184
164% 252 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 69.9%
Great: 134%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$80
63GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 152 166 148 138 133 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
72.3% Very good
Read 268
Write 467
Mixed 258
SusWrite 154
65% 287 MB/s
4K Read 7.3
4K Write 80.4
4K Mixed 50.5
118% 46.1 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 184
164% 253 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 131%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$85
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 50 49 48 50 49 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
44.8% Average
Read 109
Write 118
Mixed 51.7
SusWrite 47.7
60% 81.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.5
85% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017)-$115
4TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 53 65 52 64 45 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
40.5% Average
Read 81.5
Write 144
Mixed 31.2
SusWrite 58.7
57% 78.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 0.4
150% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 40.5%
Great: 90%
WD Elements 25A3 6TB
589GB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 46 45 46 47 46 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
21.2% Poor
Read 60.3
Write 102
Mixed 36.9
SusWrite 46.6
84% 61.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.8
53% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 21.2%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600 C18 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 36.3
MC Write 43.8
MC Mixed 31.8
107% 37.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 50.8
SC Mixed 32
98% 34.2 GB/s
Latency 145
28% 145 ns
Poor: 79%
This bench: 102%
Great: 129%

 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 12 10 60 27.2" 1280 720 GSM5B09 LG Ultra HD
Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 54,557 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $400

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,282
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HDDRAMUSB
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