MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics109% 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 Drive311% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). 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)
Memory23.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210119
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 06 '22 at 03:27
Run Duration216 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%
Watch Gameplay: 2070S + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-8700-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
Memory 93.4
1-Core 127
2-Core 249
90% 156 Pts
4-Core 448
8-Core 726
74% 587 Pts
64-Core 971
65% 971 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$500
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 516.59
Performing below potential (10th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
109% Outstanding
Lighting 129
Reflection 180
Parallax 119
104% 143 fps
MRender 184
Gravity 133
Splatting 118
114% 145 fps
Poor: 107%
This bench: 109%
Great: 128%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$105
310GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1664 1460 1493 1453 917 919 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
311% Outstanding
Read 2,510
Write 2,265
Mixed 1,767
SusWrite 1,318
440% 1,965 MB/s
4K Read 63.3
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 85.4
285% 99.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,107
DQ Write 747
DQ Mixed 954
704% 936 MB/s
Poor: 240%
This bench: 311%
Great: 410%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
64GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 298 299 284 169 161 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 478
Mixed 418
SusWrite 271
93% 416 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 60.9
208% 74.1 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 353
266% 357 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 117%
Great: 123%
Seagate ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500GB
465GB free
Firmware: 2AR20003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 108 110 109 108 107 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
60% Good
Read 100
Write 110
Mixed 55.4
SusWrite 108
68% 93.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.7
147% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 60%
Great: 60%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$37
172GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 105 106 106 108 108 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
Read 197
Write 187
Mixed 71.3
SusWrite 107
102% 141 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
149% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 38.1
MC Write 39.9
MC Mixed 31.3
104% 36.4 GB/s
SC Read 19.2
SC Write 42.2
SC Mixed 29.9
87% 30.4 GB/s
Latency 61.3
65% 61.3 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 101%
Great: 113%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) Builds (Compare 56,275 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $450

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,297
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