MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 105%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics55.8% 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 Drive222% 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.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB 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)
Memory20.9 GB free of 24 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3413 x 1920 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200610
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 06 '22 at 11:32
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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-$207
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Memory 95.2
1-Core 155
2-Core 310
105% 187 Pts
4-Core 621
8-Core 897
98% 759 Pts
64-Core 897
60% 897 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 105%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$125
CLim: 1685 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 512.15
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
55.8% Above average
Lighting 67.8
Reflection 79.8
Parallax 70.5
55% 72.7 fps
MRender 67.3
Gravity 71.1
Splatting 62.9
57% 67.1 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 452 425 412 398 388 306 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
222% Outstanding
Read 2446
Write 2,183
Mixed 1,258
SusWrite 397
349% 1,571 MB/s
4K Read 59.8
4K Write 162
4K Mixed 73.5
270% 98.4 MB/s
DQ Read 497
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 291
240% 349 MB/s
Poor: 145%
This bench: 222%
Great: 285%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$60
272GB free
Firmware: CC37
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 93 93 94 94 92 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
59.7% Above average
Read 115
Write 114
Mixed 64
SusWrite 92.7
71% 96.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
156% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 59.7%
Great: 68%
WD WD5002ABYS-02B1B0 500GB
159GB free
Firmware: 02.03B03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 112 113 113 113 113 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
56.5% Above average
Read 84.2
Write 82.1
Mixed 60.6
SusWrite 112
62% 84.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 56.5%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX3200C16D4/4GX 04CD F4-3200C16-8GVKB KHX3200C16D4/4GX 04CD F4-3200C16-8GVKB 24GB
3200, 3200, 3200, 3200 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096, 8192 MB
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
106% Outstanding
MC Read 39.8
MC Write 41.2
MC Mixed 31.9
108% 37.6 GB/s
SC Read 22
SC Write 45.8
SC Mixed 31.5
95% 33.1 GB/s
Latency 56.6
71% 56.6 ns
Poor: 88%
This bench: 106%
Great: 105%

 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 56,061 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) - $400

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,245
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $33Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $51G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $449SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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